Handstand Basics Course 1.0
The Power Monkey guidebook to learning and coaching handstands
Training handstands can be an intimidating process. Even for coaches with years of experience, it can be hard to know where to begin.
The Power Monkey method for handstand development will not only help you to understand key concepts of handstand development, but will give you the tools you need to confidently coach your clients, no matter what their level
The handstand is a foundational piece to all gymnastics skills and can take years to master. This course has distilled many of the warm up drills, accessory pieces, and points of performance we use in the artistic gymnastics world to help shape an athletes handstand development. By the end of this course you will be able to identify faults and implement proper correctives. You will also have more effective tools to assist in building inversion confidence and comfort for all your clients. We will take you from the ground up starting with very simple drills and conceptual elements that will build into more advanced applications.
Dave Durante is a multiple time USA gymnastics national champion and was part of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Team as alternate. After retiring from competition, David helped coach his alma mater, Stanford University, to an NCAA Team Title in 2009 and has continued to be a part of the sport through his position on the Athlete Advisory Committee with the United States Olympic Committee as well as his position on the USA Gymnastics Men's Technical Committee. Dave was a lead coach with the CrossFit Gymnastics L1 course from 2013-2015. He also wrote and developed the CrossFit Gymnastics Advanced Course. Dave is co-owner of Power Monkey Fitness and Power Monkey Camp.