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The handstand is a strength feat and hand balancing skill, often seen in free running on high or awkward obstacles, which involves balancing one's bodyweight solely on their hands.

The simplest entrance into the move is by starting in a press-up style position, and kicking each leg up to get into the handstand position, however it is not uncommon for free runners to push into a handstand without momentum from a kick using only their upper body strength. The most common form is with a fully straight body, or sometimes a slightly arched back. It is possible to make the handstand easier to balance by splitting the legs, which lowers the centre of gravity.


David Belle performing a handstand on top of a building


With sufficient upper body strength, there are many variations of the handstand.

Handstand Kong

A handstand dropped into a kong motion.

Handstand Walking[]

It is common to see free runners walking on their hands while in a handstand position, even up or down stairs or other obstacles.

One Handed Handstand[]

Shifting all weight onto one hand, and balancing with only that hand touching the ground

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Handstand Precision[]

Jumping from the hands in a handstand and landing back in a handstand between two walls.