Chest stand pose overview
Chest stand is probably one of the most sought after poses in contortion and is considered a milestone when it is reached. The position itself looks like an impressive and impossible feature of flexibility. It combines flexibility in many different areas such as the back, hips shoulders and neck. Chest stand can be modified in many ways and opens up the possibilities for several different advanced versions once the basic chest stand in mastered.
All contortion poses can be broken down into relevant progressions. Take a look at the regressions that are relevant for this pose. If you’re working towards the current pose, mastering these below will help you on your way.
If you’ve mastered this pose take a look below for more advanced variations