How To Do a One Arm Handstand

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Sasha Sosniak
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Our friend Soundschi from Handstand Diary continues her journey in Perth by talking with another one arm Handstand genius – Paul Twyman. What’s his secret? Hard work, dedication, structure, and playfulness.

Paul owns a new gym in Perth called “Aspen Fitness” with a few friends. Between that, his training, and being a father, he has a pretty busy and exciting life. He says he loves it and wouldn’t have it any other way.

What does consistent one arm Handstand training mean to him? To do something every day. A good productive session includes 60-90 minutes of sets and reps. On days when he is too busy, he has to get at least 20 minutes of some type of work in. 

Another thing that helps him is teaching! Consistently working on the basics makes him better at the advanced stuff. 

What about his training programming?

Paul attributes his current programming to two things – his prior experience as someone who played around with handstand a lot without any structure, and the structure he later learned from a few great coaches.

Paul brings up a very interesting point – ALL current one arm Handstand training is based on a very few individuals’ experiences. Most people do no have this skill mastered, so the few who do have developed very unique training programs that have worked for them. “It will be interesting to see what happens as more people start to do this,” Paul comments.

Check out more of Paul’s perspective in the full interview:

My favorite thing about Paul? His goal is to constantly keep learning. It is never over for him as a teacher or student. His perspective is humble and inspiring to so many!

Soundschi has put out another great episode! Am I right? Ask her a question on her YouTube feed or go directly to her website.  Stay tuned for more Handstand goodness from me, Kyle, and Soundschi next week.


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