I couldn’t tell you the exact year, but I’m pretty sure I was around 10 years old or so What I do very clearly remember was that it was on a Saturday afternoon. Hand Balancing for Muscular Development is a book written by Bill Hinbern on learning to do hand balancing. This book was actually for first. Hand-balancing is one of the most effective exercise programs you can do to develop Bill Hinbern is the unquestioned expert on the subject of hand- balancing.
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Want to develop a powerful upper body? Want to amaze your friends, relatives balanncing passersby? Kick-up into a handstand! Some of the greatest strongmen in history were expert hand-balancers. Paulinetti, Bob Jones, Prof. Sure, these men trained with weights, but they also did ihnbern variety of other feats of strength. One way they demonstrated their strength was through hand-balancing. A popular place around was Muscle Beach in California.
All the big names in bodybuilding hung out there. Crowds would gather to watch edvelopment stars lift weights, do hand-to-hand balancing, etc. Many of their feats of hand-to-hand would be two hane three tiers high with gals like Pudgy Stockton on top. All of these stars started out learning the basic principles found in this course and progressed to more elaborate combinations. Ever been in need of a good workout but do not have access to special equipment.
Maybe you are traveling, vacationing, on a business trip, at the beach, etc. Well, hand-balancing requires no equipment of any kind. You are the equipment! Muscylar provide the resistance with your own body-weight! You are never in need of a training partner. You can practice alone. Hand-Balancing can be done anywhere. It can be done indoors, in your bedroom, den, cellar, gym, etc. It can be done outdoors, in your back yard, garage, etc. Hand-Balancing can be done anytime you want to.
Just reach down and kick up, it will be that easy! That is right, you are the equipment and the world is the gymnasium. It is with you all the time, where ever you go. You can practice at a moments notice, whether you have five minutes or an hour. Thank you so bull for sharing such information with the novices like myself, for a very few people would like to share their hard earned knowledge with the rest of the world.
Hand-Balancing for Muscular Development
After a brief review of your book it contains the information I have been seeking all these years to be able finally to do a hand stand and hand stand push ups. I am now able to hold a handstand for almost 30 seconds, whereas I could not even get into a handstand before purchasing your book a couple of months ago.
I also enjoy how this training makes me a lot more aware of where my body is in space or in a certain position. Just did my 1st headstand. It was a great feeling of accomplishment to do this! Thank you very much! Thank you, Bill Hinbern, for your amazing work and your effort put into this book.
I am one satisfied customer. Thanks for all your hard work. Like all books that you sell, it contains a wealth of honest, simple and highly valuable information on strength and health unlike the majority of things sold today on the market. I highly value all books that I have received from you for they have given me a new perspective on physical training and of the people who were and who remain true to it and not to money.
Even the beginner hand stands are hard for me when I attempt repetitions, but I continue to practice and seek to improve. It is exactly what I was looking for. Lots of good information. I can already perform a frogstand with no problem.
Laying some mats down this week and will practice some inverted stuff. Keep up the great work and honesty, we certainly need mudcular of that out there in cyberspace like you.
I am up devepopment holding my position against a door for 2 minutes. I usually do 3 to 4 sets yinbern 90 seconds each. I wish I had a spotter so I could try hand-balancing without any support. Anyway, I will practice and hopefully in a few months time I will be able to do some pushups and do a stand without support.
Will let you know about my progress. Been using a mix of Body-weight exercises…and grip training… and have not looked better in years. Everybody is remarking how well and fit I look, so I must be doing something right and I am just scratching the surface. Having always been a fan of bodyweight exercises Marine Corps parking lot P. I thought I had a mscular significant repertoire. Needless to say, you can always learn more.
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Again, thank you for the book. Very well put together. Should be staple diet. I have been attempting hand-balancing at the end of my training sessions, but not making much progress.
So your book, with detailed advice on strength training, gill then a progression of balances from beginner to advanced is ideal for me. It was well presented and easy to follow.
I can currently hold a handstand for a minute and am able to do 3 or 4 free-standing pushups. Hopefully there will be more books on this subject to follow! Was surprised to learn I knew more about hand-balancing than I thought. Picked up tips over the years but nothing was systematic like your book, which I agree with everyone else that it is a welcome relief. I will let you know how I go. I have to say, a great product.
I will start doing the preparation strength work for some time…Thank you in advance for your help and for putting out such a wonderful training book on the market! I hope more will come soon. It is excellent and I was blaancing of the first to buy a copy.
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It is my favourite book and will be cherished for a life time. I do not do much in the way of weights, just body weight circuits and kettlebells, and have started to include the basics into my training sessions headstands, frog position. I have also got a friend to join in and we support each other on handstands. I have only just begun but am looking forward to doing my first unsupported handstand some time in the future!
Oldschool Training Secrets, Tips. Great Strength Meets Agility Some of the greatest strongmen in history were expert hand-balancers. Hand-Balancing Requires No Equipment Ever been in need of a good workout but do not have access to special equipment. Learn the anatomical details of how your body automatically maintains a sense of balance. The pitfalls of under-balance and overbalance and how to overcome them. An important list of 16 preliminary strength developing exercises to condition your hands, wrists, fingers, neck, back and shoulders for hand-balancing.
Learn the correct way to fall without getting hurt. An explanation of the 4 basic parts of a handstand. The mechanics of a Perfect Handstand and how to do one.
Start off with 10 different Beginning Hand-Balances: How to hanr up and down stairs on balancinh hands. A Perfect handstand requires a solid base. Discover the proper position for your hands and fingers. Hand-Balancing requires flexible shoulders. Start building developmwnt with these four stretching exercises. The importance of practicing on the proper surface. How and why gym mats can aid in your early hand-balancing.
How a training partner can help you perfect your hand-balances and speed your progress.
Learn how to Roll Up Backward into a Handstand. Get up into a handstand from a seated position. A list of resources is provided at the end of the course for any and all equipment needed.
And much, much more! The material is great as is the artwork. The handstand is by far my favorite exercise which I greatly look forward to with anticipation and excitement every time I do them!!