How to do a handstand with weak arms. Hi, I'm Tanya Eberhardt, and this is how to do handstands with weak arms. Think about handstands as a balancing pose that improves your proprioception. Therefor, you don't necessarily need to have strong arms to do handstands. Instead, think of learning to balance your body and find your body in space, called proprioception, upside-down. Practicing handstand against the wall is a great way to train your proprioception for this pose. The first step is to bring yourself into a pike position against the wall. So work on lifting one leg off of the floor to bring yourself into a pike position. Remember to keep your elbows straight, bending your elbows will bring strength into the pose, keeping them straight will take the strength out of the pose and make it a balancing pose. When you feel comfortable, walk the feet up, closer to a handstand position. When you're ready, turn around and press aggressively with the front leg and lead with the back leg to come into a handstand against the wall. Then you can bring one foot off of the wall, and then the other to match it. Remember to keep your elbows straight in handstand. Take the strength out of the pose, and make it a balance pose.