Handstand Push-Up

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How to do the Handstand Push-Up:

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The handstand push-up is a calisthenics exercise that primarily targets the shoulders ...more

The handstand push-up is a calisthenics exercise that primarily targets the shoulders.

The only handstand push-up equipment that you really need is the following: . There are however many different handstand push-up variations that you can try out that may require different types of handstand push-up equipment or maye even require no equipment at all.

Learning proper handstand push-up form is easy with the step by step handstand push-up instructions, handstand push-up tips, and the instructional handstand push-up technique video on this page. The handstand push-up is a exercise for those with a expert level of physical fitness and exercise experience. Watch the handstand push-up video, learn how to do the handstand push-up, and then be sure and browse through the handstand push-up workouts on our workout plans page!

Tips

  1. Get a spotter to help you if you are attempting this exercise for the first time.
  2. Make sure you are facing the wall with your head, rather than looking down.
  3. Come down slowly to avoid a head injury.

Variations

  1. Once you become more experienced, you can try this exercise without being next to a wall.
  2. Do a frogstand if you can't get into a full handstand position.

Types

  • Force Type: Push
  • Mechanics Type: Compound

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Tips

  1. Get a spotter to help you if you are attempting this exercise for the first time.
  2. Make sure you are facing the wall with your head, rather than looking down.
  3. Come down slowly to avoid a head injury.

Variations

  1. Once you become more experienced, you can try this exercise without being next to a wall.
  2. Do a frogstand if you can't get into a full handstand position.

Types

  • Force Type: Push
  • Mechanics Type: Compound