Walking on your hands is an impressive physical feat that combines upper-body strength with a strong, balanced core and full-body control. This is not an activity that you can do right out of the gate. Walking on your hands takes time to learn and gain comfort with, but there are a host of exercises you can do to prepare yourself to ultimately perform a walking handstand. When learning, it's a good idea to have someone present to assist you in case you fall.
Before working up to the balancing aspects of walking on your hands, it's important to start with the fundamentals. Aside from balance and coordination, handstands require considerable upper-body strength. Traditional pushups and pushup variations are effective exercises to build this strength. Start with sets of 10 pushups to build strength in the triceps, shoulders and back. You shouldn't attempt handstands until you can do three sets of at least 12 pushups.
Wall Handstands and Walks
The next step to walking on your hands requires you to gain comfort balancing on your hands upside down. To do this, prop your hands palm-down near a wall and lean up into the handstand. When you're in your handstand, rest your heels against the wall for support. If you can, hold this static position for two sets of 30 seconds before trying to walk the length of the wall on your hands on the third set. Experiment with taking your heels off the wall for a few seconds at a time to get used to balancing on your own.
When you've spent enough time working on your upper-body strength and gaining comfort with handstands against a wall, go into the center of the room and try them without a stabilizing force. The hardest part of balancing in a handstand is leaning up into the handstand to begin with. Don't launch yourself too hard or you'll tumble forward and fall onto your back. Instead, raise your legs quickly and try to work your way up to sets of over 10 seconds, making small adjustments with your legs, hand position and core muscles to improve.
Walk on Your Hands
Some people learn to walk on their hands by launching themselves hard into a handstand -- virtually throwing their legs over their head and following the momentum by walking fast on their hands -- but this is not ideal. To learn how to walk on your hands properly, gain comfort in a traditional handstand and simply practice walking forward. Lift one hand at a time and start with tiny steps and adjustments until you can make larger steps. With an exercise like this one, repetition is everything.