Keep Pushing

The Handstand Factory - Keep Pushing program is an intermediate handbalancing online course by Mikael Kristiansen and Emmet Louis, combining their knowledge on handbalancing and flexibility.

Intermediate Handbalancing
Learn the basic handstand shapes
Keep Pushing
Intermediate Handbalancing
Learn the basic handstand shapes

The Handstand Factory - Keep Pushing program is an intermediate handbalancing online course by Mikael Kristiansen and Emmet Louis, combining their knowledge on handbalancing and flexibility.

Learn to move freely on two arms, online
How do we teach the basic shapes of handbalancing?

The Keep Pushing program 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 handstand. We teach handbalancing using a technique that is expansive, it leads to a structure that is efficient and elegant and can be used to develop towards the higher level skills, for example the one arm handstand. The two arm handstand how it is taught in our PUSH program is the ideal basis for doing this Keep Pushing program, but if you feel stable in a straight handstand, this course is for you. The aim of this program is to give you a solid foundation and understanding of the basic handbalancing shapes in order for you to then pass through them smoothly while in a handstand. This type of work also covers advanced rebalancing and conditioning.

Once this is accomplished, and you are experiencing the first bit of real freedom of movement upside down, the second component of this program comes into play: developing a sense of play and creativity on your two hands, and experimenting with the possibilies of your new skills. The program consists of 25 videos all the basic shapes and their entries, and you will learn to find and select suitable exercises out of these and the accompanying manual, covering skillwork, conditioning and balance drills.

Starting requirements for the Keep Pushing Program
Aimed at intermediate handbalancers looking to develop more freedom of movement in the two arm handstand

The Keep Pushing Program is an intermediate level handbalancing course. It is the next in the Handstand Factory syllabus after the PUSH course, and thus the starting requirements are a fairly solid and consistent freestanding handstand at about 20, 30 seconds.

The two arm handstand how it is taught in our PUSH course is the ideal basis for doing this Keep Pushing program, but if you feel stable in a straight handstand, this course is for you. However, you do not need to fully graduate the Push program before beginning the Keep Pushing, all the shape work will further your balance and conditioning for the straight handstand as well. This program can also be done simultaneously with the Press program.

Who's teaching?
Mikael Kristiansen &
Emmet Louis

Mikael Kristiansen and Emmet Louis are both international teachers of handbalancing and flexibility and have spent big chunks of their lives studying and understanding all aspects of these skills professionally both as performers and teachers. With the Handstand Factory, they now want to demystify and simplify the process of learning handstands, and make it accessible to anyone wanting to learn to stand on their hands. To learn more about Handstand Factory, head over to our about page.

A glimpse into the Keep Pushing Program
How does the Keep Pushing Program look?

The Keep Pushing program contains 25 instructional videos that thoroughly explain the theory and practice of all of the basic handbalancing shapes, and freedom of movement upside down. The videos are broken up into manageable sections that clearly build upon each other. The Keep Pushing program has an accompanying manual which you will be able to download as PDF, or view it in your browser. You will be able to use the manual to quickly read up on an exercise, or study it textbook style. There will be a 90 page manual accompanying the Keep Pushing program.

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or phone

The website is designed so that you can watch and rewatch the videos for each course on desktop, take notes, and fully immerse yourself in understanding the theory behind handbalancing training. At some point though, you're just going to have to scrap the theory and go do the thing - but don't worry, you can just take the videos and manuals with you and recheck things on the fly wherever you're training, the gym, the park, at the office... with the Handstand Factory mobile version, all you need is a floor and a wall!

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FAQ

How long can I use the Keep Pushing program?

The Keep Pushing program aims to bridge the gap between regular handstand training and beginning your journey towards wanting a one arm handstand. The content provided in Keep Pushing still remains relevant and can influence your training even as you directly train for one arm handstand, so while you may put it down once you start training one arm, you can and should return to the Keep Pushing program for a long time.

I am strong but not flexible/I am flexible but not strong, is this program for me?

We all have our own strengths and weaknesses, that being said the Keep Pushing program only requires that you have a solid handstand before beginning it. There is no flexibility work in the program as it intends to really focus and hone in on your ability to balance and control your handstand, so if that's what you want then Keep Pushing is perfect for you!

I don't want to perform handstands, is the Keep Pushing program still relevant?

This varies from person to person, as a rule of thumb it takes a maximum of 18 months to completely change the levels of flexibility you're capable of but this normally comes considerably quicker for most and you will be increasingly more flexible as time goes on. The handbalancing practice itself will aid in flexibility development (especially in the shoulders), so it tends to come together nicely by the time you begin to actively work on free balancing.

Do I need a training partner to do the push program?

Nope, the way that the Keep Pushing program is designed means there is no need for a partner and that everything can be done independently. Saying that, training with others is fun, so by no means do it alone if you have the option!

Which handstand shapes does the Keep Pushing program cover?

The Keep Pushing program aims to give you an overview and understanding of the basic two arm handstand shapes: The Tuck, Straddle and Pike. Going forward, the program then takes you through smooth entries into the various positions and changing between them. Lastly, the Keep Pushing program aims to spark your creativity and sense of play upside down, leading into more improvisation upside down, with the base positions as a starting point.

Want to know more? These frequently asked questions covers most queries in regards to the Handstand Factory Push program. For questions relating to purchasing the programs, technical support or general training questions, please head over to our general FAQ here. For our Terms and Conditions, go here.