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What is the gymnastic term for, from standing on all fours, lifting yourself into a handstand in a controlled manner? That is, without kicking up.

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I think it is called "press to handstand".

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Thanks, that's even the kind of tutorial I was looking for! – Anna Sep 28 '12 at 13:34

I believe it is called a handstand press. It is where you are in a sort of straddle pose and you push your self up into a handstand without kicking.

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