Following the Handstand Factory Programs
If you are at a point where you want to fully commit to handstand training, you need to know that handbalancing isn’t learned by just training once in a while. Accordingly, these programs will not make sense if you cannot commit to training at least 3-4 handbalancing sessions a week (depending on which level you have/which program you are using). Even with basic two arm handstand training, consistency is important. Once you move on to one arm balancing, doing a session once or twice every few weeks will just not work to achieve a comfortable one arm handstand in any reasonable timeframe. Know your goals, set your training schedule and manage your expectations accordingly.
Technically yes, but it depends. Mostly, it depends on the time (both training
and recovery time) you have available. If you have all day to train your various
disciplines and full nights to sleep and recover, then yes, you can easily
integrate this program into your normal training schedule. If you have time
constraints such as work, a family and/or other commitments, choose your
training wisely. (See question above).
It also depends on your other training. Are you prepping for a competition? On a special diet? Training too much? Sleeping too little? Keep in mind that many things factor into this fickle art of balancing. As Emmet likes to say: every person is an N=1 experiment - figure out what works for you, and if something doesn’t, adjust.
These programs are designed to be used on the road just as well as in your local gym. All you need is open space for balancing, a free wall to train at, and the odd weight here or there for the flexibility training. (Hint - different sized water bottles make for great weights while traveling).
No, you don’t. You will, however, need internet access to sign up, watch and rewatch the videos. For your day to day training, Emmet and Mikael have drafted a training manual with all programming, and some pointers for the exercises. Download it to your phone, or print it, and you can bring it to the gym, park, wherever you train.
Upon signing up for the Handstand Factory, we will send you the link to a
private subreddit where you can discuss the training with fellow Handstand
However, please note that this program is designed as an autonomous training program which is meant to guide you in your own exploration of training handstands and flexibility.
The videos and text in the Handstand Factory programs are currently in English only. However, you will be able to play and replay the videos as often as you need to fully grasp their content, and all important points are summarised in an accompanying manual.
There is no one fits all answer to this one. It entirely depends on your body
type, your lifestyle, the time you put in and a zillion other factors. Just be
aware that these programs are not designed to be graduated within a few months,
they will rather be guiding you through learning how your body reacts to
handbalancing and flexibility training over a few years.
Best is to not to care how long it takes, just trust the process and do the thing. You’ll get there eventually. Probably faster so if you don’t care and just enjoy the process.
Purchasing the Program
Until the internet breaks. That is, once you have bought any of our programs it is yours to use, with no expiration date.
We do not store any passwords. However, there is the option to reset your password if you do lose it. Just click the option to reset password at the log in, you will then get sent a reset password email.
No, The Handstand Factory courses are one payment only programs. You buy it, you use it. If new programs are added to The Handstand Factory, these will be up for sale on the website separately.
No, if we update any of our Handstand Factory Programs, the updates will automatically become available for you to use in your account. This does not apply to any future modules of The Handstand Factory, they will become available separately.
If you have any difficulties signing up for The Handstand Factory, please contact us here for assistance.
We have put a lot of time and effort into making these programs available. We have made every attempt
at being transparent about the programs prerequisites and content, and trust that you stand behind your
decision to sign up for The Handstand Factory.
With products that become immediately available upon purchase, we are unable to give you a refund after you have completed payment and accessed the program.
For these reasons we do not give refunds after the program has been purchased, viewed or otherwise accessed. We do, however, put great value on your feedback, so please make sure to contact us at email@example.com for any constructive feedback on The Handstand Factory.
More information on cancellation and refunds can be seen in our terms and conditions.
General support and further learning
Both Emmet and Mikael teach international seminars on flexibility and
handbalancing respectively, as well as Handstand Factory retreats
together. Their upcoming events are listed on their respecitve
If you would like to arrange a seminar in your facility or near you, please contact us to discuss at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Both Emmet and Mikael offer online coaching, which would entail an
individually tailored program and ongoing training support.
For information about Emmets online coaching, please see his website here: http://emmetlouis.com/online-training/ For information about Mikaels online coaching, please see his website here: https://www.mikaelbalancing.com/coaching Please note that this FAQ is to be read as guidance only. A full overview of terms can be found in our terms and conditions.