Check this out handstand fans – not only can 53 year old Jon Hinds walk on his hands for 100 feet without any problem, but he raised the bar today by pushing a car while walking on his hands!
Jon has been walking on his hands for decades. He has been seen walking up and down the stairs on his hands at the Wisconsin State Capitol building and on other stairwells around Madison. Not only can he do these feats, but he can teach them too. His handstand progressions really work! Jon has taught many athletes and many non-athletic adults how to walk on their hands. It’s a fantastic feat and it’s even better when you can teach it to all levels of students.
Why would you want to walk on your hands? Being able to walk on your hands is downright awesome. It’s something not many people can do, although it is within reach of ordinary mortals. Handstand work makes your upper body amazingly strong and it builds midsection strength too. It also helps defeat the fear many people have of being upside down – if you don’t think that is true, just ask most adults at a gym to kick up against the wall and watch what happens. When you add walking to your handstand practice you also heighten your sense of balance and increase spatial awareness. It’s also a great way to continue to build shoulder strength when you don’t have access to a gym with weights. To top it off, it’s a great trick at parties and kids love you when you do it!
Walking on your hands is a challenge of strength and balance, but if you need a way to add more beastmode to your handstand workout try pushing a car like Jon did!
Keep an eye on this blog as we will be releasing more of Jon’s push/pull challenges over the next several days. Feel free to leave a comment below!