Hand-Balancing for Muscular Development
by Bill Hinbern
“Join the Ranks of…the Upside Down Club!
Learn Hand-Balancing Today!”
Here it is! The training manual all you “body-weight” exercise trainees have been waiting for! Want to develop a powerful upper body? Want to amaze your friends, relatives and passersby? Kick-up into a handstand! I’ll guarantee you that everyone will stop and stare at what you are doing!
Great Strength Meets Agility
Some of the greatest strongmen in history were expert hand-balancers. Men like: Otto Arco, Emil Von Mogyorossy, Bobby Pandour, Maxick, John C. Grimek, Sig Klein, Joe Rollino, Ottley Coulter, Prof. Paulinetti, Bob Jones, Prof. Orlick, etc.
Sure, these men trained with weights, but they also did a variety of other feats of strength. They were performers. One way they demonstrated their strength was through hand-balancing.
Remember Muscle Beach?
A popular place around 1957 was Muscle Beach in California. All the big names in bodybuilding hung out there. Bert Goodrich, George Redmond, Joe Gold, Jack LaLanne, Steve Reeves, Pudgy Stockton, Armand Tanny, etc., all did hand-balancing at one time or another.
Crowds would gather to watch these stars lift weights, do hand-to-hand balancing, etc. Many of their feats of hand-to-hand would be two and three tiers high with gals like Pudgy Stockton on top. All of these stars started out learning the basic principles found in this course and progressed to more elaborate combinations.
Hand-Balancing Requires No Equipment
Ever been in need of a good workout but do not have access to special equipment. Maybe you are traveling, vacationing, on a business trip, at the beach, etc. Well, hand-balancing requires no equipment of any kind. You are the equipment! You provide the resistance with your own body-weight!
You Can Practice Alone, Anywhere, and at Anytime!
You are never in need of a training partner. You can practice alone. Hand-Balancing can be done anywhere. It can be done indoors, in your bedroom, den, cellar, gym, etc. It can be done outdoors, in your back yard, garage, etc. Hand-Balancing can be done anytime you want to. Just reach down and kick up, it will be that easy!
All You Need is You, Gravity and the Floor!
That is right, you are the equipment and the world is the gymnasium. It is with you all the time, where ever you go. You can practice at a moments notice, whether you have five minutes or an hour.
Here are just a few of the topics covered in this hot-selling hand-balancing training manual:
- Learn the anatomical details of how your body automatically maintains a sense of balance.
- The pitfalls of under-balance and overbalance and how to overcome them.
- An important list of 16 preliminary strength developing exercises to condition your hands, wrists, fingers, neck, back and shoulders for hand-balancing.
- Learn the correct way to fall without getting hurt.
- An explanation of the 4 basic parts of a handstand.
- Learn 3 different ways to “get up” into a handstand.
- The mechanics of a Perfect Handstand and how to do one.
- Start off with 10 different Beginning Hand-Balances: “The Kick-Up to Handstand”, “The Handstand Pressup”, “The Forearm Stand”, etc.
- Continue with 15 different Intermediate Hand-Balances including “The Straddle Handstand”, “The Rock-Up to Handstand”, “The Figure ‘4’ Position”, etc.
- Trade secrets for 20 different Advanced Hand-Balances like “The Hollow-Back Pressup”, “The Crucifix”, “The ‘V’ Position”, etc.
- How to do the strongman’s favorite, “The Tiger Bend.”
- Learn variations of the Planche and how to successfully do them.
- How to walk up and down stairs on your hands. This is a real “show stopper”!
- A Perfect handstand requires a solid base. Discover the proper position for your hands and fingers.
- Learn the 7 steps to “The One-Armed Handstand.”
- The most important secret to hand-balancing success and why it is almost always overlooked.
- Hand-Balancing requires flexible shoulders. Start building them with these four stretching exercises.
- Learn how to finish off your hand-balances with the professional looking “Snap Down”.
- The importance of practicing on the proper surface.
- How and why gym mats can aid in your early hand-balancing.
- How a training partner can help you perfect your hand-balances and speed your progress.
- The secret to Walking Up and Down Stairs on Your Hands.
- Learn how to Roll Up Backward into a Handstand.
- After learning “The Gargoyle”, getting up into a handstand will be a snap!
- You’ll be Stacking and Removing Blocks while in a Handstand before you know it!
- Get up into a handstand from a seated position.
- Practice the advanced “Press-Up from Planche to Handstand”.
- A list of resources is provided at the end of the course for any and all equipment needed.
- And much, much more!
Hand-Balancing for Muscular Development:
“I ordered a copy of your ‘Hand-Balancing for Muscular Development’ course and I love it! The material is great as is the artwork. The handstand is by far my favorite exercise which I greatly look forward to with anticipation and excitement every time I do them!!”
“Dear Bill, Just wanted to let you know that I received the book ‘Hand-Balancing for Muscular Development’ 30 minutes ago. The book’s in perfect condition and has made my day, hopefully I’ll be able to acquire the skill in a few months. Thank you so much for sharing such information with the novices like myself, for a very few people would like to share their hard earned knowledge with the rest of the world. At times it’s hard to believe that there are still people like yourself who serve the society with non-nonsensical information. Much appreciation and regards,”
“Hi Bill, Received your ‘Hand-Balancing for Muscular Development’ on Wednesday. After a brief review of your book it contains the information I have been seeking all these years to be able finally to do a hand stand and hand stand push ups.
All the very best”
Derbyshire, Great Britain
“I just wanted to let you know how happy I am with your ‘Hand-balancing for Muscular Development’. I am now able to hold a handstand for almost 30 seconds, whereas I could not even get into a handstand before purchasing your book a couple of months ago. I enjoy the variety that this type of training offers instead of doing mindless sets & reps of exercises at a local health club. I also enjoy how this training makes me a lot more aware of where my body is in space or in a certain position. I also feel a sense of accomplishment & satisfaction that I am also learning & honing a new skill while I am training. Thanks again for your help, knowledge, & for the quality of training information that you make available to the fitness-minded individual who is looking to achieve something different in their training.”
“Hi Bill: I received your book; ‘Hand-Balancing for Muscular Development’ about 2 1/2 weeks ago. Just did my 1st headstand. I’d be lying if I said being upside down for the first time didn’t freak me out. But then I remembered; ‘breathe slowly and lower legs to come down.’ (When all else fails read instructions!!) It was a great feeling of accomplishment to do this! This January I’ll be 65. — Later, Mike”
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“I just received your ‘Hand-Balancing for Muscular Development’ and I must say, it’s jam packed with valuable information. It’s much more than I expected, I’ve been wanting this for so long and now I finally have it. Thank you, Bill Hinbern, for your amazing work and your effort put into this book. I am one satisfied customer.”
“I’m writing to tell you how much I admire and am enjoying your ‘Hand-Balancing for Muscular Development’. Thanks for all your hard work.”
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for writing ‘Hand-Balancing for Muscular Development’. Like all books that you sell, it contains a wealth of honest, simple and highly valuable information on strength and health unlike the majority of things sold today on the market. I highly value all books that I have received from you for they have given me a new perspective on physical training and of the people who were and who remain true to it and not to money. Even the beginner hand stands are hard for me when I attempt repetitions, but I continue to practice and seek to improve. Thank you, again!”
“Just wanted to say that I received ‘Hand-Balancing for Muscular Development’yesterday, and that I am very happy with it. It is exactly what I was looking for. Lots of good information.”
“Your books have immense value, especially ‘Hand-Balancing for Muscular Development’. I can already perform a frogstand with no problem. Laying some mats down this week and will practice some inverted stuff. Keep up the great work and honesty, we certainly need more of that out there in cyberspace like you.”
10th Degree Black Belt
New York Martial Arts
Huntington, New York
“Right now I have with me your ‘Hand-Balancing for Muscular Development’. I am up to holding my position against a door for 2 minutes. I usually do 3 to 4 sets of 90 seconds each. I love it. I wish I had a spotter so I could try hand-balancing without any support. Anyway, I will practice and hopefully in a few months time I will be able to do some pushups and do a stand without support. Will let you know about my progress. Been using a mix of Body-weight exercises…and grip training… and have not looked better in years. Everybody is remarking how well and fit I look, so I must be doing something right and I am just scratching the surface.”
“Outstanding book! Having always been a fan of bodyweight exercises (Marine Corps parking lot P.T. oorah!) I thought I had a fairly significant repertoire. Needless to say, you can always learn more. Your ‘Hand-Balancing for Muscular Development’ has helped send some recruits to bootcamp able to do 20 deadhang pullups from 0! Again, thank you for the book. Very well put together. Should be staple diet.”
SSGT Gareth M. Ray
United States Marine Corps
“Your ‘Hand-Balancing for Muscular Development’ arrived at the weekend, and it is just what I have been looking for. I have been attempting hand-balancing at the end of my training sessions, but not making much progress. So your book, with detailed advice on strength training, and then a progression of balances from beginner to advanced is ideal for me.
Dorset, United Kingdom
“I think you did a fantastic job on your course, ‘Hand-Balancing for Muscular Development’.”
San Jose, California
“Thoroughly enjoyed your ‘Hand-Balancing for Muscular Development’. It was well presented and easy to follow. I can currently hold a handstand for a minute and am able to do 3 or 4 free-standing pushups. Hopefully there will be more books on this subject to follow!”
SFC Justin S.
“Just letting you know ‘Hand-Balancing for Muscular Development’ has arrived. Very pleased. Was surprised to learn I knew more about hand-balancing than I thought. Picked up tips over the years but nothing was systematic like your book, which I agree with everyone else that it is a welcome relief. I will let you know how I go.”
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“Thank you very much for your great book, ‘Hand-Balancing for Muscular Development’ which I received yesterday in the mail. I will start doing the preparation strength work for some time…Thank you in advance for your help and for putting out such a wonderful training book on the market! I hope more will come soon.”
“Congratulations on your ‘Hand-Balancing for Muscular Development’. It is excellent and I was one of the first to buy a copy.”
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Middlesex, United Kingdom
“Your course, ‘Hand-Balancing for Muscular Development’, is AWESOME!!!!! It is my favourite book and will be cherished for a life time.”
“Just thought I’d drop you a line to say I received your ‘Hand-Balancing for Muscular Development’ very quickly, considering I live in the UK. I’m impressed with the book, as it is very simple and yet easily contains everything I feel I’ll need to know. I do not do much in the way of weights, just body weight circuits and kettlebells, and have started to include the basics into my training sessions (headstands, frog position). I have also got a friend to join in and we support each other on handstands. I have only just begun but am looking forward to doing my first unsupported handstand some time in the future! Thank you!”
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Yours for greater strength,
Super Strength Training
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