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Elegant, but lacks some progressions skills
on December 31, 2012
This inexpensive small book contains easy to read (and understand) instructions. The author progressively takes you from standard push-ups to a free-standing handstand and beyond. The black & white photos may not be of the highest studio quality, but they do give you a reasonably visual guide of body position and form.
I would have liked Patrick Barrett to cover more progressions (a.k.a. lead-up skills) and to cover Shoulder and Back flexibility in more detail (as Logan Christopher's "Secrets of the Handstand" does).
Although a bit lean, this well presented book does contain enough information to allow you to work your way to a free-standing handstand.