The view from upside down - a step-by-step guide to mastering the handstand
This course is targeted at fitness industry professionals who want to learn, design and include handstands in their client's training program. The teaching steps covered in the course will help fitness professionals minimise the injury and maximise the performance of their clients in many ways.
In this material, you’ll learn to:
Explore the principles and biomechanics of the handstand
Understand how structural muscles support each other
Explore functional anatomy of the upper body, the importance of core stability and how functional training supports overall wellbeing
Understand the planning that goes on when preparing for personal training or small group training for handstands
Explore a postural assessment and screening for shoulder and core stability, flexibility of the shoulder and flexibility of the hip for teaching handstands
Learn strength exercises for shoulder and core stability and apply modifications where necessary
Explore progression and regression of handstand moves for better and safe outcome
Upon successful completion, course participants will:
Have an understanding of the teaching principles of the handstand
Learn each stepping stones and implement it to your program according to your client’s needs, goals, pre-existing injury and physical ability
Apply functional training to plan and deliver a basic handstand session for overall conditioning in a safe, effective and informative way
Apply functional anatomy and movement mechanics for functional-based exercises
Plan teaching techniques for individual clients, based on their posture, mobility and strength
Understand how to teach movement patterns for clients, exploring shoulder stability, control, mobility, balance, strength and modify their program if needed
How to use the variety of equipment in your fitness club to teach different styles of learning
Course creator bio
Farkas Pungur has been in gymnastics for over 40 years as a competitor, international performer and international level gymnastics coach. He has completed his master’s degree in Physical Education, with a Bachelor in Gymnastics/Sport Coaching and also holds a Diploma in Fitness.
He currently works with Gymnastics QLD as a presenter and sport development contractor in different gymnastics disciplines. He also assists in the development of personal trainers in local fitness clubs and has presented functional movement-based courses at conventions such as FILEX 2017.
You might also recognise Farkas as a competitor on Ninja Warrior Australia, Season 1 and 2.