The handstand provides an excellent opportunity to examine an athlete’s mobility and motor control abilities. Have the athlete assume a handstand position with their front side facing a wall and toes pointed. Watch for the following: wrists extended so that the forearm is near vertical, shoulders fully flexed, lumbar spine not overextended, hips full extended. See the picture on the left for proper form and the right for improper. If you find any dysfunctions in your handstand, read my latest article in CrossFit Journal “Analyzing the Handstand Position” for more tips/tests to improve your performance.