KimB

I can't lift my feet off the floor for headstand.

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Based on my fitness level I really feel like I should have the core and shoulder strength to do this pose. I do feel my hip flexers are fairly weak and may be the reason I can't raise my legs. Any suggestions on how to build strength in this area?

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When you're upside down trying to lift your legs off the floor, I feel it more in my lats than in my hip flexors. In fact, the hip flexors aren't really doing much work. I bet you do have the strength, but it's just a weird positioning for your body (understandably - I mean, how often are we upside down in this position?) and the transfer of weight probably feels very weird. Take a look at this and see if it helps: 

 

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