Handstand Push-Ups

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Handstand Push-Ups

Handstand push-ups – These are pretty much exactly as they sound. You do a handstand leaning your feet onto a wall, lower yourself a few inches off the ground in a controlled manner, then push yourself back up to the starting position. These are an excellent tricep and shoulder workout.

The difficult part of this exercise is getting comfortable being upside down. It can be quite disorienting at first. Once you accomplish your first one, you’ll be good to go!

Start by placing your hands about 8 inches from a wall, shoulder width apart;


Secondly, kick yourself up into position – make sure you maintain your arms straight! It will require energy to remain in position against the wall, so just because your head is suddenly upside down, this doesn’t mean you can just ‘give-up’ – you will come crashing down otherwise. If you do start to fall, no problem – you can easily do so in a controlled manner.



Thirdly, lower yourself down so your head is about 2-3 inches off the ground, then push yourself back up. When starting, use something soft like an Ab-Mat for example that you can touch with your head to let you know that you are at the right height then push back up.

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