Too Much Blood in My Head

Can headstand practice help my running? Some say yes. Others are more skeptical.


Benefits of headstands:

  • improves core strength,
  • works on balance,
  • improves mental focus,
  • more oxygen in the brain for brief periods (better decision making?)
  • see the world from a different vantage point

I would think that headstands as cross-training is a bit of a stretch but I’m sure there must be real benefits because holding good headstands is hard. Anything that is hard must be beneficial, right?

Either way, I’m looking forward to a headstand photo on a mountain peak.

Author: Kevin

Just a trail runner in Calgary and beyond

4 thoughts on “Too Much Blood in My Head”

  1. Recently started practising headstands and need a wall to kick up. The little I do understand of my own body, it is excellent for my legs, they really work hard. I also feel my trunk working to keep a nice lift.


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