Handstand Training / Shoulder Therapy
Handstands have always been challenging for me, and for years I played it off to my ballet history : “ I only learned to dance on my toes, not my hands”, then I’d shrug, and do my best to fake through arm balances, stalls, freezes, etc.
A couple of rotator cuff tears and shoulder separations later, and my traditionally inflexible shoulders and non-straightening arms felt like a situation of “I guess that’s just my body” ( read, passive acceptance of less than stellar working parts)
It’s been about a year of actively addressing this issue.
Here’s one of my favorite ways of working through ranges : the most excellent combination of #galileotraining and #yogatrapeze.
I have the Galileo #vibrationplate set to 22.5 Hz on the “Wobble” setting, which varies amplitude and frequency ( as in , how fast it goes and how much the plate moves up and down) and am using the trapeze to both support a full inversion AND control how much of my body weight is pressing in to the plate.
More pressure = more intensity.
So in the more sensitive areas, I can leverage off, and find the perfect amount of pressure/vibration that enhances interoception and muscle contraction without it getting overwhelming. ( you wonder what might be overwhelming about this? Try handstand on a #powerplate 😆! )
Check out how much my shoulders open up in this 1.5 min flow ( sped up for insta and our tiny attention spans)
I love better living through technology.
How do you use #vibrationtherapy in your training? Do you?