The Handstand Factory Syllabus

Unsure which program to choose for your level? Here is an overview of the Handstand Factory programs and how they build upon each other. The Handstand Factory can be started from any program, so long as the basics you bring with you are strong enough and meet the prerequisites outlined below.

The Handstand Factory Syllabus

Unsure which program to choose for your level? Here is an overview of the Handstand Factory programs and how they build upon each other. The Handstand Factory can be started from any program, so long as the basics you bring with you are strong enough and meet the prerequisites outlined below.

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    Watch and rewatch the exercise explanations, demos and technical lectures at your own pace.

  • FULL PROGRAM MANUALS
    Full of theory, advice and detailed explanations of every exercise. Included as a PDF download.

  • ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS
    Flexibility or strength-training modules are included to condition your body for the demands of the programs.

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    Step-by-step program templates are included, with guided advancement.

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Physical Prep Grip
Beginner Push
Intermediate Keep Pushing
Advanced Push Harder
Strength Press | HSPU

Program Levels

Push

Freestanding, Straight Handstand

Level Beginner
Goals Freestanding, straight handstand | Pike & shoulder flexibility
Duration 8-12 months
Included 43 Videos, 113 Page Manual, Life-Time Access, Forum Support
Prerequisites Curiosity, determination, the ability to train autonomously
Level Beginner
Goals Freestanding, straight handstand | Pike & shoulder flexibility
Duration 8-12 months
Included 43 Videos, 113 Page Manual, Life-Time Access, Forum Support
Prerequisites Curiosity, determination, the ability to train autonomously

The basic syllabus of Push leads you from the total beginner to the point where you can confidently and safely balance on your hands. Learn to free-balance with our many rebalancing drills and gain a theoretical and practical understanding of the alignment of the straight handstand.
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Push

Freestanding, Straight Handstand

The basic syllabus of Push leads you from the total beginner to the point where you can confidently and safely balance on your hands. Learn to free-balance with our many rebalancing drills and gain a theoretical and practical understanding of the alignment of the straight handstand.
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145.20Add to cart

Level Beginner
Goals Freestanding, straight handstand | Pike & shoulder flexibility
Duration 8-12 months
Included 43 Videos, 113 Page Manual, Life-Time Access, Forum Support
Prerequisites Curiosity, determination, the ability to train autonomously
Level Beginner
Goals Freestanding, straight handstand | Pike & shoulder flexibility
Duration 8-12 months
Included 43 Videos, 113 Page Manual, Life-Time Access, Forum Support
Prerequisites Curiosity, determination, the ability to train autonomously

145.20Add to cart

Keep Pushing

Intermediate Handstand Shapes

Level Intermediate
Goals Basic shapes of handbalancing, full freedom on two arms
Duration 7-12 months
Included 25 Videos, 90 Page Manual, Life-Time Access, Forum Support
Prerequisites 20 seconds freestanding balance in a straight handstand and consistent kick up to handstand
Level Intermediate
Goals Basic shapes of handbalancing, full freedom on two arms
Duration 7-12 months
Included 25 Videos, 90 Page Manual, Life-Time Access, Forum Support
Prerequisites 20 seconds freestanding balance in a straight handstand and consistent kick up to handstand

This program expands upon the foundational strength & skill developed in Push and starts developing coordinative capacities. It is designed to take you from a rather comfortable, straight two arm handstand to finding, and sticking, the basic shapes of handbalancing: Tuck, Straddle and Pike, and moving between them.
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Keep Pushing

Intermediate Handstand Shapes

This program expands upon the foundational strength & skill developed in Push and starts developing coordinative capacities. It is designed to take you from a rather comfortable, straight two arm handstand to finding, and sticking, the basic shapes of handbalancing: Tuck, Straddle and Pike, and moving between them.
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Level Intermediate
Goals Basic shapes of handbalancing, full freedom on two arms
Duration 7-12 months
Included 25 Videos, 90 Page Manual, Life-Time Access, Forum Support
Prerequisites 20 seconds freestanding balance in a straight handstand and consistent kick up to handstand
Level Intermediate
Goals Basic shapes of handbalancing, full freedom on two arms
Duration 7-12 months
Included 25 Videos, 90 Page Manual, Life-Time Access, Forum Support
Prerequisites 20 seconds freestanding balance in a straight handstand and consistent kick up to handstand

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Push Harder

Straddle One-Arm Handstand

Level Advanced
Goals Straddle one-arm handstand | Side split flexibility
Duration 12-18 months
Included 36 Videos, 55 Page Manual, Life-Time Access, Forum Support
Prerequisites ~2 min. handstand, full control of the legs on two arms, straddle press to handstand with good technique
Level Advanced
Goals Straddle one-arm handstand | Side split flexibility
Duration 12-18 months
Included 36 Videos, 55 Page Manual, Life-Time Access, Forum Support
Prerequisites ~2 min. handstand, full control of the legs on two arms, straddle press to handstand with good technique

Push Harder is the beginning of one-arm balancing. You will gain a technical understanding of the mechanics of the straddle one-arm handstand and the sidesplit, and learn how to program your own training and build an independent, individual handbalancing practice.
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Push Harder

Straddle One-Arm Handstand

Push Harder is the beginning of one-arm balancing. You will gain a technical understanding of the mechanics of the straddle one-arm handstand and the sidesplit, and learn how to program your own training and build an independent, individual handbalancing practice.
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228.69Add to cart

Level Advanced
Goals Straddle one-arm handstand | Side split flexibility
Duration 12-18 months
Included 36 Videos, 55 Page Manual, Life-Time Access, Forum Support
Prerequisites ~2 min. handstand, full control of the legs on two arms, straddle press to handstand with good technique
Level Advanced
Goals Straddle one-arm handstand | Side split flexibility
Duration 12-18 months
Included 36 Videos, 55 Page Manual, Life-Time Access, Forum Support
Prerequisites ~2 min. handstand, full control of the legs on two arms, straddle press to handstand with good technique

228.69Add to cart

Press

Straddle, Pike and Stalder Press to Handstand

Level Intermediate
Goals Straddle, Pike, and Stalder Press | Pike and Pancake Flexibility
Duration 12-18 months
Included 40 Videos, 100 Page Manual, Life-Time Access, Forum Support
Prerequisites 30s freestanding handstand, good control over leg movement (shape changing), entering handstand via tuck or straddle
Level Intermediate
Goals Straddle, Pike, and Stalder Press | Pike and Pancake flexibility
Duration 12-18 months
Included 40 Videos, 100 Page Manual, Life-Time Access, Forum Support
Prerequisites 30s freestanding handstand, good control over leg movement (shape changing), entering handstand via tuck or straddle

The Press program is essentially separated into two parts; standing pressing and low pressing. The standing press takes you from a standing position to a handstand through either a straddle or a pike, while the low press goes from an L-sit or a straddle L-sit to standing, and then further to handstand.
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Press

Straddle, Pike and Stalder Press to Handstand

The Press program is essentially separated into two parts; standing pressing and low pressing. The standing press takes you from a standing position to a handstand through either a straddle or a pike, while the low press goes from an L-sit or a straddle L-sit to standing, and then further to handstand.
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Level Intermediate
Goals Straddle, Pike, and Stalder Press | Pike and Pancake Flexibility
Duration 12-18 months
Included 40 Videos, 100 Page Manual, Life-Time Access, Forum Support
Prerequisites 30s freestanding handstand, good control over leg movement (shape changing), entering handstand via tuck or straddle
Level Intermediate
Goals Straddle, Pike, and Stalder Press | Pike and Pancake flexibility
Duration 12-18 months
Included 40 Videos, 100 Page Manual, Life-Time Access, Forum Support
Prerequisites 30s freestanding handstand, good control over leg movement (shape changing), entering handstand via tuck or straddle

240.79Add to cart

HSPU

Freestanding Handstand Push-Up

Level Intermediate
Goals Freestanding, full range of motion handstand push-up
Duration 8-12 months
Included 25 Videos, 70 Page Manual, Life-Time Access, Forum Support
Prerequisites Consistent freestanding handstand for at least 30 seconds, 12+ push-ups, 5 weight (10% of body weight) dips
Level Intermediate
Goals Freestanding, full range of motion handstand push-up
Duration 8-12 months
Included 25 Videos, 70 Page Manual, Life-Time Access, Forum Support
Prerequisites Consistent freestanding handstand for at least 30 seconds, 12+ push-ups, 5 weighted (10% of body weight) dips

The HSPU program is designed to teach you the full range, freestanding handstand push-up. It covers two major achievements; the first being the freestanding handstand push up on the floor, and the second the full range of motion HSPU.
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HSPU

Freestanding Handstand Push-Up

The HSPU program is designed to teach you the full range, freestanding handstand push-up. It covers two major achievements; the first being the freestanding handstand push up on the floor, and the second the full range of motion HSPU.
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157.30Add to cart

Level Intermediate
Goals Freestanding, full range of motion handstand push-up
Duration 8-12 months
Included 25 Videos, 70 Page Manual, Life-Time Access, Forum Support
Prerequisites Consistent freestanding handstand for at least 30 seconds, 12+ push-ups, 5 weight (10% of body weight) dips
Level Intermediate
Goals Freestanding, full range of motion handstand push-up
Duration 8-12 months
Included 25 Videos, 70 Page Manual, Life-Time Access, Forum Support
Prerequisites Consistent freestanding handstand for at least 30 seconds, 12+ push-ups, 5 weighted (10% of body weight) dips

157.30Add to cart

Grip

Forearm Conditioning for Handstands

Level All levels
Goals General forearm conditioning
Duration Specialisation program
Included 4 Videos, 30 Page Manual, Life-Time Access
Prerequisites None
Level All levels
Goals General forearm conditioning
Duration Specialisation Program
Included 4 Videos, 30 Page Manual, Life-Time Access
Prerequisites None

While the time spent on the hands is enough stimulus to develop the specific strength and physical adaptation needed for handbalancing, we risk overloading and exceeding capacity if we add a conditioning program that uses the same planes as the main work. The Grip program aims to condition all other planes of the forearms, creating resilience for training.
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Grip

Forearm Conditioning for Handstands

While the time spent on the hands is enough stimulus to develop the specific strength and physical adaptation needed for handbalancing, we risk overloading and exceeding capacity if we add a conditioning program that uses the same planes as the main work. The Grip program aims to condition all other planes of the forearms, creating resilience for training.
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FREE

Get Grip
Level All levels
Goals General forearm conditioning
Duration Specialisation program
Included 4 Videos, 30 Page Manual, Life-Time Access
Prerequisites None
Level All levels
Goals General forearm conditioning
Duration Specialisation Program
Included 4 Videos, 30 Page Manual, Life-Time Access
Prerequisites None

FREE

Get Grip