‘Just practicing!’ Tom Daley shows off his toned physique as shirtless swimmer performs an effortless handstand during training session
He has recently wowed fans after showing off his incredible knitting masterpieces.
But Tom Daley has now amazed with his impressive handstand talents as he proudly shared a clip from his training session on his Instagram page on Thursday.
The Olympic diver, 26, could be seen doing a series of complicated gymnastic ‘press to handstand’ manoeuvres, which is when a handstand is started from a standing or sitting position.
Impressive! Tom Daley has amazed with his handstand talents and flexibility as he proudly shared a clip from his training session on his Instagram page on Thursday
He showcased his flexibility and physical strength as he effortlessly swung his legs and body into the air to perfect the poses, including the pike press, tuck press, split press and straddle press.
The TV personality also flaunted his washboard abs and toned physique as he practiced the complex exercises in a pair of figure-hugging black pants.
Alongside the impressive video, he penned: ‘TUCK, PIKE, STRADDLE OR SPLIT?! WHICH PRESS IS BEST?!
‘Just practicing my press to handstand drills! Comment your fave below #handstand #gymnastics #diving #diver’
Tricky: The Olympic diver, 26, could be seen doing tricky gymnastic ‘press to handstand’ manoeuvres, which is when a handstand is started from a standing or sitting position
Floods of Tom’s two million Instagram followers expressed their envy at his strength and sung his praises after watching the short video.
One fan humorously penned: ‘I can barely stand this well using my feet lol. So incredible!’
While other wrote: ‘You make them all look easy!’
But other fans were distracted by the diver’s muscular frame and were quick to comment that he looked ‘amazing’ while practicing his handstands.
One gushing fan wrote: ‘…I went cross eyed watching this!’
Gymnastics: He showcased his strength as he effortlessly swung his legs into the air to perfect his poses, including the pike press, tuck press (right), split press and straddle press (left)
Toned physique: The TV personality also flaunted his washboard abs and muscular frame as he practiced the complex exercises in a figure-hugging pair of black pants
While another tried to pick their favourite move, saying: ‘Hmm.. either tuck or straddle … not that I can do it, but you look amazing’ (sic)
The diver has been keeping busy amid the coronavirus pandemic, as he has also been flaunting his impressive knitting creations on a new Instagram page.
He took to his Instagram Stories last month to reveal he had crocheted his own pair of swimming trunks.
Tom shared a variety of snaps of himself sporting the trunks above a swimming pool, which were navy with yellow stripes.
Alongside the post, he wrote: ‘I finally made some crochet trunks!’
Creative: Tom has been keeping busy amid the coronavirus pandemic, as he has been flaunting his impressive knitting creations on a new Instagram page
He added: ‘I couldn’t help but share these trunks I made. They are my first attempt at crochet trunks and I am sure I will get better.’
It recently emerged Tom had started showing off his colourful creations on a new Instagram account leading to speculation that he could be turning it into a business venture.
The @madewithlovebytomdaley account also shows pink baby booties and the toddler’s blue bobble hat. But it is unclear if fans will be able to buy his creations.
The two-time Olympic bronze medallist started knitting to help him relax during lockdown.
Tom previously said: ‘Worrying about when things might go back to normal can be exhausting.
‘My happy place is now on the sofa with knitting needles.’
But he admitted his screenwriter husband, Dustin Lance Black, 46, joked that being with him was like being wed to a grandmother.
Tom married Dustin back in 2017 after two years of dating, and they are parents to son Robbie, two, born via a surrogate.
He has discussed ‘coming out’ in a new book by Andrew Gelwicks, The Queer Advantage: Conversations with LGBTQ+ Leaders on the Power of Identity.
The athlete revealed his sexuality in a YouTube video in 2013, calling it ‘one of the scariest things to have to do’, in an extract from the book, shared by Glamour.
Family: Tom married Dustin Lance Black back in 2017 after two years of dating, and they are parents to son Robbie, two, born via a surrogate (above, the toddler with the Olympic diver)
When asked if he feels as though top heterosexual athletes treat him as an equal, Tom said he hadn’t felt any differential treatment, but felt like one of the lucky ones.
But he admitted that ‘growing up as a queer person’ had been ‘challenging’.
He said: ‘You are always told that you are different and you are less than. That automatically puts you on the back foot and you have to work even harder to prove yourself.
‘Those challenges and obstacles are what have shaped me as an athlete.’
Tom added that when you ‘have to work harder’ when you are seen as an ‘outsider’.
Diving: Tom said ‘growing up as a queer person’ had been ‘challenging’, adding that when you ‘have to work harder’ when you are seen as an ‘outsider’ (pictured with Grace Reid in July 2019)