The 15-Second Handstand

A Beginner's Guide

The most effective way to get your first handstand.

Been struggling to learn the handstand for a while?

Scared of falling on your face when learning a handstand?

Are you held back because you think handstands are “impossible”?

Need the best guide to getting your first handstand, without endless, useless details?

Join the thousands of people who have taken the challenge to get their first handstand.

You will be provided with a step by step progression to get your first handstand. This is a no-nonsense, no-fluff progress that gets results without bogging you down with useless opinions or excessive information that doesn’t move you in the first direction. Seriously, how many courses do you know that can guarantee results and progress towards your goal?

I want to share just a few reviews and testimonials of the readers of The 15-Second Handstand: A Beginner’s Guide:

This is the third or fourth handstand course I bought, and the first one I have liked. The other ones were complete garbage. This one stands out by having a straightforward progression towards a clearly defined final goal, and no detours. There are clear, realistic targets for every step. I love how everything is sliced into small, doable pieces, such as your advice on adding the four form cues one at a time. The 28 day challenge is a great tool for ensuring consistency. Best of all I liked that there’s a step in the progression dedicated to bailing. I’m actually starting to lose my fear of falling now. -Barry L.

I basically couldn’t put the book down. You REALLY know what you’re talking about. It’s really neat the way you present the 6 Challenges right away, then leave all the WHY for later. Overall, the video quality is excellent. I’m sure it took tons of planning and attention to produce them. Plus, you really clarified for me what I need to pay attention to: locked elbows and active shoulders. And getting past my fear by learning to bail. The rest is gravy for going from 15s to one minute. I never had this feeling before of knowing what to do. -Dan R.

Chris Salvato made a really good job with The 15-Second Handstand course. You can start your way into the progressions within 10 minutes of reading, and learn the why and how later through the course. The finer points of technique are spot on and prevent bad habits from developing (bent arms, sagging shoulders). Also, the pirouette progression makes you understand the act of bailing, and saves you from having to rollout, which may be troublesome depending on the kind of surface you are training in. This course is definitely going to help in building a handstand addiction. -Lucas S.

As a kid I remember my father standing on his hands and walking up and then down a flight of stairs on his hands. At 67 years old I doubt I will ever be able to duplicate that feat, but thanks to Chris Salvato’s systematic approach I’m now able to stand on my hands for a few seconds (and get off my hands without destroying myself and nearby furniture) a feat that has eluded me for years. Using his program I’m looking forward to extending that time into minutes. -Marshall P.

I found the course very clear and simple, never boring. It is perfect for people who want to know why and how something works, but the step-by-step progression is perfect for people who don’t care about the details and just want results. -Giacomo B.

But…compare these reviews to the same people who explain what it was like before they tried The 15-Second Handstand:

There’s a lot of tricks and progressions out there on the web, but systematic approaches are extremely rare. Most information, comes from individuals with only their own viewpoint to share, not from real coaches with real experience teaching adult trainees. As you probably won’t be surprised to hear, I was trawling the web for that one thing that will get me that handstand, getting lost in different approaches. - Barry L.

“I couldn’t do a freestanding handstand. I worked on handstands about 5 days a week. I kicked up to the wall, facing out and hold, taking one foot off the wall at a time. Then, I practiced L-stand, to build strength. I can only hold for about ten seconds max, shooting for a minute. From video I took, I could see that my hollow body position when inverted has problems. I tended to arch my back, so I don’t stack right. I’m starting to have my kids spot me when I’m facing away from the wall so I can get rid of the arch. BTW, I’m 58, and I never learned to do a handstand as a kid. - -Dan R.

What’s the difference?

Before they used The 15-Second Handstand, these people were overwhelmed and trying everything. They didn’t have a system, trying as much as possible and getting little to no results. They were following ideas and progressions that couldn’t guarantee progress. They followed misguided souls who told them they had to perform train years before starting on handstand practice…

They were spinning their wheels.

But once they started using the methods and progression in The 15-Second Handstand, they saw huge results. In fact, most of the people who take the handstand course notice that they make more progress in the first week than they have made in their entire first year of training for the handstand!

That’s because most of the free resources, books articles and courses don’t address our real problems.

Our REAL handstand problems include things like:

  • PROBLEM #1: What if you fall on your face? How do you stay safe?
  • PROBLEM #2: You think that you are too fat/big/weak/old to get started.
  • PROBLEM #3: You can’t stick to a program, because other progressions aren’t systematic.
  • PROBLEM #4: What is the most important thing to focus on?
  • PROBLEM #5: The handstand seems impossible (but why can so many people do it?)
  • PROBLEM #6: You can’t figure out how to HOLD the handstand once you get there.

There is an answer for each of these questions, but try Googling “Handstand Advice” and see if you can find it. Chances are you will be knee deep in information with no idea about how to apply it!

The 15-second Handstand: A Beginner’s Guide answers all of these questions.

Greg’s Story: 44 Days, 15-Second Handstand

Meet Greg, the guy who got his first handstand in 44 days.

When Greg started, he found himself in familiar territory: he was messing around with handstands, but was scared to move away from the wall and wasn’t progressing. Long story short: he was stuck, and going nowhere fast.

But after 44 days, Greg achieved his first freestanding handstand. This is a feat that took me over 12 months of consistent practice! How did he do it?

Greg followed the simple advice in the 15-Second Handstand course. He made a commitment to himself, made the small changes that needed to be made and focused on the right things because he was guided through it!

By following the step by step progression in the course, Greg was able to completely overcome his handstand fears within three weeks. How long have most of us been afraid of handstands?!

By the fourth week of training, Greg was already practicing his kick ups, and after 44 days, he put all of the pieces together and everything just “CLICKED”.

And yes, I still keep in touch with Greg to see how he is progressing onto his new goals like handstand pushups.

The 15-Second Handstand: A Beginner’s Guide is the program I wish I had when I was getting started. It would have saved me years of mistakes and I would have been on the right path.

My Story

I am a former fat kid who turned things around and surpsied himself.

Until my early twenties, I was your standard fat kid who didn’t know how to turn his life around. I was drinking a case of soda a day, and would hardly call myself “impressive”. Seriously, my self-confidence was at an all time low. I didn’t even have enough confidence to enter a gym.

I tried for over 10 years, asking my parents and friends how to turn myself into someone that I could find impressive so that I could be more self confident…

Then…things changed.

When I was 21, something clicked. I found martial arts classes I could take with my friends and things snowballed. I started eating better and learned the few things that I need to focus on to make big progress.

Within 1 year, I had lost 50 pounds, and could finally do 10 pullups.

Within 2 years, I had achieved a 30-second handstand, a muscle up and several handstand presses.

Within 3 years, I was doing back flips on concrete, a 2-minute handstand, one armed chinups, planches and the front lever.

I learned that small changes make a big difference. You can make huge progress by focusing on only one or two things at a time.

The 15-Second Handstand: A Beginner’s Guide is the program I wish I had when I was getting started. It would have saved me years of mistakes and I would have been on the right path.

But this program wasn’t developed overnight. I didn’t just decide to write a handstand course off the cuff. I didn’t haphazardly throw together some videos based on my good intentions and obscure handstand knowledge.

I systematically developed a system to get the handstand safely and quickly, through vigorous testing. I continue to be heavily involved in the handstand experience of each of my students. Because of this I have identified the major sticking points and most important elements to learning the handstand.

But maybe you think my methods only work for young guys like myself and Greg? Well, then maybe you should read a little bit about my friend Lyle…

Lyle’s Story: Retiree; 60 Days; 15-Second Handstand

Meet Lyle, the retiree who achieved his lifelong handstand goal.

When Lyle retired from being a scientist and biologist, he wanted to run away and join the circus…! He wanted to be an acrobat!

Lyle had been working on handstands for nearly 4 years. And, a few months ago, progress wasn’t coming. Lyle purchased scores of bodyweight fitness books, scoured the internet for tips and tricks, attended to handstand seminars…and still couldn’t get away from the wall.

Lyle was frustrated. Lyle was stuck. Lyle was going nowhere fast.

But, through all of his internet searching and research, Lyle found my course and let me know the the number one thing holding him back…fear.

Lyle Email

The 15-Second Handstand course was a small investment compared to the other six books he purchased, and the seminars he attended.

As I got to working with Lyle, I realized that this wasn’t just some run-of-the-mill fear we had to conquer. Oh, no. Whenever Lyle would get inverted, his world would spin. He gut would wrench. He would get severely nauseous. Lyle was suffering from vertigo, and it was not pleasant.

On top of that, Lyle had undergone over 10 major surgeries in his lifetime, including four that addressed key handstand anatomy – the hands, wrists and facial sinuses.

With the deck was stacked against him, Lyle still had this goal.. and he really wanted it. What’s most surprising is that it was only a few small changes that took him from 4 years of stagnation to his first handstand hold.

He’s lucky that he didn’t take the easy way out, and just write it off as impossible…

Just over two months after he started on the course, I received a video that shocked me. Lyle sent me his first freestanding handstand video and it was one of the most impressive beginner’s handstands I had ever seen!!

I’m going to have to repeat myself and say that The 15-Second Handstand: A Beginner’s Guide is the program I wish I had when I was getting started. It would have saved me a ton of time and frustration. At least I can save my students from these mistakes!

What’s in The 15-Second Handstand: A Beginner’s Guide?

Step-By-Step Progression (PDF and ePub)

  • How to Get Started – always know the next steps – never get lost
  • Conquer Fear – learn to destroy handstand fears
  • Complete Kickup Coverage – learn to kick up without fear
  • Habit Building – create a handstand addiction immediately
  • Scalable Routine – starting points for newcomers and veterans
  • Hundreds of Photos – easily see and understand the ultimate goal

Progression Videos (Ultimate and Deluxe Packages ONLY)

The videos outline each of the challenges in a way that only video can provide.
  • Cover Every Detail - 55+ minutes of video answers all questions
  • See The Progressions - slow-mo and replays to break down the skill
  • Get Started Faster - watching video takes less time than reading
  • Progress Effectively - reduce second guessing by viewing step-by-step analysis progress
  • Optimize Results - people who use video get better, faster results

The Science of the Handstand (PDF and ePub)

  • Strength and Skills – learn how injuries work
  • How to Succeed – teach your brain to commit
  • How Balance Works – succeed faster by understanding fundamentals
  • Harness Your Brain – learn to harness powers you already have
  • Advanced Tips – prepare your body to go beyond 15-second holds

Email Coaching (Ultimate Package Only)

  • Improved Success Rate - over 90% achieve a 15-second freestanding handstand
  • 3 Months of Coaching Emails - get all your questions answered
  • Never Get Stuck - I'll guide you to through the process
  • Make Huge Progress - people who use email coaching get better results.

Even More Testimonials from 15-Second Handstanders:

Here are a few more testimonials from people who have used the 15-Second Handstand: A Beginner’s Guide. Yes, these are actual people with actual fingers who actually typed these messages after actually reading and using The 15-Second Handstand.

I finished the reading material in one day!! I like it, it’s very helpful for me and the progression is very good!! I changed my training following your progression and trained much more face to the wall, every day the ‘holy’ five minutes. I trained 4 months before, but had fear to move to freestanding, without any wall.
- Jurgen F.

I have not read any other books about doing the handstand, but this course is very down to earth. It is very easy to follow. And it is great that you offer coaching to those of you readers who want that. It is also very detailed about what to do, and what not to do. It convinces me that it is possible for me to learn it. – Anders I.

I really like the course. Its organization is very logical, the photos illustrate the ideas well, especially regarding what to do when over- and underbalancing, and the table at the end is clear about how to determine the number of sets and the length of the holds one should do. I also like the tips to reduce wrist pain. The course is well thought out and detailed. Actually, the main reason why I ordered the course is that the 28-Day Challenge was so clear and helpful. – Chad O.

Thanks for contacting me. I’m 49 years old, IT consultant. On 4th day of training, I was able to do 60-second wall handstand. It was actually pretty easy, thanks to your awesome course! – Boris O.

I found the course when I was trying to make progress into the wall handstand as part of Convict Conditioning, which I had previously failed to perform because I was a bit frightened that I would not have the strength to do it properly. But by following the smart progressions in the 15-Second Handstand course I was able to get into the wall handstand within just a couple of days. Which was much more than I had expected. And now I am advancing beyond the wall handstand by utilizating the different techniques – something I would never have considered without this course! – Mats B.

Who is this course for?

If you’re struggling to make progress on the handstand, The 15-Second Handstand is for you.

If you’re overwhelmed with handstand tutorials and “tips”, The 15-Second Handstand is for you.

If you’re new to hand balancing and handstands The 15-Second Handstand is for you.

If you are getting started in bodyweight fitness, The 15-Second Handstand is for you.

If you want to teach adults how to learn the handstand, The 15-Second Handstand is for you.

If you want to go beyond running and weight lifting and have FUN, The 15-Second Handstand is for you.

The 15-Second Handstand: A Beginner’s Guide is specifically designed for those who want to make progress towards the handstand using the simplest, yet most effective means possible.

Are the videos right for me?

My video package is the best resource for anyone who plan to succeed using the 15-Second Handstand: A Beginner’s Guide.

The videos outline each of the challenges in a way that only video can provide. With live action replays and an in-depth step-by-step analysis of key handstand elements, you will understand exactly what to do, and exactly how to progress.

And, of course, the Video Package comes with my full guarantee. I am confident you will find the videos invaluable, so if they don’t cut it for you, just email me for a refund. I’ll return the cost of the videos (or the whole package) and will eat the all of the credit card processing fees.

Who should not buy this course?


If you’re already capable of holding a 15-second Handstand, are a competent gymnastics coach, or teach children’s gymnastics, this probably isn’t for you.

If you happen to be one of the people that this guide is NOT designed for, consider passing this link along to your friend who is interested in getting their first handstand safely and quickly.

100% Money Back Guarantee

I’m confident that The 15-Second Handstand will get results as you work towards your first 15-second handstand hold. Why? Because everyone who has purchased it so far has told me about the fantastic progress they have made!

If you’re on the fence about buying it, I want you to know that you can email me at any point within one year of purchase and let me know that you’re not seeing the results you expected and I’ll gladly issue you a 100% refund. All I ask is that you let me know why the course fell short of your expectations.

Really, I just want to help you get your first handstand, and enjoy the process. If this course isn’t doing it for you, we’ll help you find one that will. In the end I just want you to be happy.

Which 15-Second Handstand option is right for me?


(Just wanted to remind you that the course is an entirely digital product. No books or videos will be shipped to you!)

OPTION #1: Ultimate Package

  • Email Coaching - Up to 3 months of one-on-one coaching
  • Video Demonstrations - 6 video tutorials; one for each challenge
  • Step by Step Progression - proven plan for results
  • Habit Building Psychology - techniques to build a lasting handstand addiction
  • Handstand Science - understand balance to make fast progress
  • Advanced Tips - prepare your body to go beyond 15-second holds
  • Handstand Commitment Spreadsheet - a simple tool to unlock commitment
$219.99 $159.99
The 15-Second Handstand: A Beginner's Guide comes with a 100% money back guarantee for up to a year. My goal is to help you get your first handstand. If this book and program doesn't help, I’ll help you find something else. The book is a digital product. You will receive video files, the book in PDF and ePub formats and an Excel spreadsheet, but no physical book will be shipped to you.

OPTION #2: Deluxe Package

  • Email Coaching - Up to 3 months of one-on-one coaching
  • Video Demonstrations - 6 video tutorials; one for each challenge
  • Step by Step Progression - proven plan for results
  • Habit Building Psychology - techniques to build a lasting handstand addiction
  • Handstand Science - understand balance to make fast progress
  • Advanced Tips - prepare your body to go beyond 15-second holds
  • Handstand Commitment Spreadsheet - a simple tool to unlock commitment
$99.99 $74.99
The 15-Second Handstand: A Beginner's Guide comes with a 100% money back guarantee for up to a year. My goal is to help you get your first handstand. If this book and program doesn't help, I’ll help you find something else. The book is a digital product. You will receive the book in PDF and ePub formats and an Excel spreadsheet, but no physical book will be shipped to you.

OPTION #3: Basic Package

  • Email Coaching - Up to 3 months of one-on-one coaching
  • Video Demonstrations - 6 video tutorials; one for each challenge
  • Step by Step Progression - proven plan for results
  • Habit Building Psychology - techniques to build a lasting handstand addiction
  • Handstand Science - understand balance to make fast progress
  • Advanced Tips - prepare your body to go beyond 15-second holds
  • Handstand Commitment Spreadsheet - a simple tool to unlock commitment
$34.99
The 15-Second Handstand: A Beginner's Guide comes with a 100% money back guarantee for up to a year. My goal is to help you get your first handstand. If this book and program doesn't help, I’ll help you find something else. The book is a digital product. You will receive the book in PDF and ePub formats and an Excel spreadsheet, but no physical book will be shipped to you.