I Am Rubbish At Hand Stands

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    LOL I am in the middle of learning to become

    flexible again but this is something that'll be very difficult to learn for me.
    cityfolk cityfolk
    16-17, F
    Mar 22, 2014

    I Have Always Been Terrible At Handstands!

    At school I was rubbish at hand stands. And head stands. And cartwheels. Did manage a forward and backward roll, but that was about it. So when I left school, I was very glad to leave all that gymnastics nonsense behind me, and just focus on running and doing a few weights...
    TheTardyDodo TheTardyDodo
    31-35, M
    8 Responses Jun 7, 2007

    "handstands" :-)

    Actually i am rubbish at handstands now!!! for obvious!! reasons! , oh!!! yeah! one being my age, lol But years ago i was an expert at doing "handstands"  i was able to do the handstand then go over into an arch! and back up on my feet!, I was trained from the age of 6yr old...
    welshbabe welshbabe
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Jan 4, 2011


    I can do a hand stand.   That is, if I'm under water.  But even then, it looks horrible and I can only stay a about 15 seconds at the most.     The sad part is, my dad puts me to shame.  He can still walk on his hands.  :[  I'm jealous!
    oliveoil2007 oliveoil2007
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 28, 2008

    YES! ...

    YES! I currently have very little upper body strength LOL
    altairm altairm
    26-30, F
    Jun 15, 2009


    i wish i could though. i can't even manage a 1/4 hand stand. the fear factor is definitely the biggest! it seems like the right way to express myself, as odd as that sounds. when i've got too much emotion pumping through my veins, and no way to express it [i have screaming...
    BowsAndBones BowsAndBones
    18-21, F
    Jul 24, 2007

    If I Tried

    If I tried right now I'd probably fall on my head or break my neck cus it's been so long since I've tried, and my body weight has changed dramatically since I last tried. I can't even climb trees anymore like I use to.
    LylaRocks LylaRocks
    26-30, F
    Jul 7, 2008

    Blushing Upside Down

    I am definently "rubbish" at handstands, but this doesn't prevent me from trying. Unfortunately I was trying once with a group of friends in one of the practice rooms outside the music room at our school, and its a small room and I was falling, and finally I managed to...
    Yellowrhapsody Yellowrhapsody
    18-21, F
    Mar 6, 2008

    I'm actually scared to do one (even

    though I can't). I can't take the fact I'm upside down.
    absenceofsound absenceofsound
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 11, 2014

    I Know Exactally What You Mean!

    i first tried when i was 10, all my friends made a big deal of it and it was just me and a few others who hadn't ever tried, so we all tried and i tell streight onto my head and almost snapped my neck clean through, luckily my m8 grabbed my legs and i didnt fall, i owe him my...
    rubberducky1502 rubberducky1502
    13-15, F
    Jul 25, 2010

    yeah the Thought Itself Mak...

    yeah the thought itself makes me nervous because in my mind I keep thinking I'll break my back :| lol.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 15, 2009

    Yes I Am

    no matter hard i tried when i was younger i found this impossibly hard, - i always ended up with neck-ache haha. I have given up in my pursuit of the perfect handstand, not to speak of cartwheels...
    Donalh Donalh
    22-25, M
    1 Response Aug 19, 2008


    Apparently my arms are too weak to do them, they just collapse underneath me, anyone within a metre will get crushed. So, word of warning, never go near me while I'm attempting a handstand. You will get hurt. The last person I flattened thought it was hilarious and just lay there...
    Luangi Luangi
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Nov 17, 2007

    Oh Man...

    I could not do ANYTHING physical like that. When I first tried to when I was very young, I injured myself badly and never risked it again. Not everyone is that flexible/athletic... heh.
    Chemicat Chemicat
    26-30, F
    Sep 16, 2007

    Oh Definitely.

    i've never been able to do a headstand or handstand. the one time i firmly decided that i would finally conquer the headstand i ended up vomiting in my mouth a little. never doing that again. and whenever i try to do a cartwheel i dislocate my hip :(
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 4, 2007

    Me to .......

    Cant skip either ...   :O)
    salar1 salar1
    51-55, M
    11 Responses Mar 2, 2009

    Just Can't Find the Balance

    I think the only way I can stand on my hands. is when I actually put them underneath my feet.... :/
    delt delt
    46-50, M
    1 Response Aug 23, 2007

    Used to

    I could do handstands and cartwheels and round offs but the years have hit me. I can almost go into a full back bend still but not sure if I'd be able to get back up. LOL I also love hanging on the bars upside down. It was fun to just sit and swing, relaxed. Maybe that's what...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Jan 4, 2008
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