Annika practicing a variation of "The Careful Scientist", an exercise developed by Thomas Hauert. Typically this exercise is done with the arms. Whereas here he she is practicing it in the handstand with the legs. The rule is, that you are never allowed to execute the same movement in the same joint at the same time in both arms/legs. Annika started to work on this some time ago to challenge balance, stability and the ability to isolate segments in the handstand, while including the element of cognition, as you need to decide which movement is possible and which isn't.Annika is six months post the birth of Ephraim now. She did lose a lot of conditioning through the pregnancy, which she is regaining at the moment, but her ability to balance stayed with her, as she had invested the time and effort before to ingrain the understanding of balance into her body.


Joseph Bartz