I have heard many people on here and elsewhere say that press handstands must be learned before puberty or they're harder for girls post puberty. Why is this? I disagree. I'm 17, I started gymnastics under two years ago and I can do 5 straddle press handstands (from sitting) in a row without pausing. I got my first full press handstand less than six months after beginning gymnastics and only four months after beginning to work on them. If there's any teen gymnasts out there wondering if you can do a press handstand. YOU CAN!