Today I’m going to share one of my favorite cast handstand drills. This drill helps gymnasts understand the levering action that happens with cast handstands, builds strength, and provides a good environment (ie. on the ground) to fix shapes before putting it on the bar. I think it also helps gymnasts learn that leaning over the bar is required in a way where it doesn’t feel like they are about to fall to their death.
I recommend spotting this drill until you believe your gymnasts can hold their shapes throughout the entire thing. Here it is: