Looking at Shoulder External Rotation in Handstands

Jessica John doing a side press handstand

Ever wonder why your elbows bend out away from your body in your handstand? There could be a few reasons, but often it is because your shoulders are sneaking into internal rotation.

This could be because your external rotators are weak when your arms are overhead OR that you don’t have the mobility to reach an position.

The wall slides in the video are a great exercise to strengthen and lengthen. Keep the thumbs on the wall and the ribs down as you stretch the arms straight overhead.

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