Find your

Press to Handstand



Knowing what to do


Being confident in yourself


Having the control needed


Less physical restrictions


Having handstand balance


To be able to press to handstand you need a combination of strength, flexibility and coordination. That said, it can still be achieved even if one or two of those components needs some work.

With the right approach and as long as you’re willing to put in the work, you can make this the next progression on your handstand journey.

After submitting your answers to the questionnaire, you’ll know how close you are to achieving this movement and where you need to focus, based on where you are.

Tudor Sirbu

Founder of Training for Acro

The Questions

To get where you want to go, first, you need to know where you are – what’s your starting point?

Knowing your current level will help you find the right approach to getting your press to handstand.

The following self-assessment questions will give you an idea of where you are in relation to your goal.

We will address different aspects, from both, a physical and also psychological perspective.


Do you know what you have to do in order to make this movement happen?


Do you have the confidence that you won’t hurt yourself during this movement?


Can you easily touch your toes without bending your knees?


Can you control and bring your feet down to the floor from a handstand?


Can you hold a handstand for at least 5 seconds without any help?

How this will help you?

Knowing your current level will help you find the right approach to getting your press to handstand.

Perhaps you were having a vague idea or just wondering about this in the past, but now it’s time to find your starting point.


(Feel free to do this test again anytime you feel like making progress in your training)

The Scenarios

Press to handstand scenarios

After studying this movement I realised that there are three common scenarios and you might find yourself in one of them.

The Flexible Acrobat

Flexibility compensating for a lack of strength and coordination.

The Strong Acrobat

Strength compensating for a lack of flexibility and coordination.

The Balanced Acrobat

Strength, flexibility and coordination are contributing evenly.

To be able to press to handstand, you need a certain level of strength, flexibility and coordination.

You don’t need to be very strong or super flexible, but a combination of both is required.

Also, having a good balance on your hands will be very useful.

What if I don’t have enough strength?

Even if you lack a bit of strength, you can compensate with more flexibility or vice versa.

Regardless of your strength and flexibility levels, developing your coordination (balance) for handstands is essential.

This way you’ll be working towards something your body is already familiar with – the handstand position.

Note that if you’re not yet comfortable in a handstand, your body won’t “allow” you to use all your strength and flexibility.

Of course, there are some exceptions to this. I’ve met some people who have the strength and know-how to use it to press to handstand, but they then fall as they don’t have the balance to hold it.

Ready for the…

Next Level?

The Press to Handstand Training is an 8 or 12-week long online training program where I will provide you with the right tools to train at home and get stronger, flexible and more confident in your ability to perform this movement and more.

Are you in?

(If YES, press the button below and you will be taken to the application form)




Interested in learning more?

Press to handstand mini-course

  • Basic press variations
  • Assisted press variations
  • Specific training progressions

Please get in touch for more information…

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