I don't know how novel this is, but I've been wanting to get to the point where I can do....1.) A handstand....and 2.) Handstand pushups. Its not that I can't get up there but I have to do it all assbackwards. I stand with my back to the wall. Lean forward then one at a time put my shins up against the wall and kinda crawl up. I'm gradually increasing my time with this. This is cause I'm either not light enough, flexible enough, and/or too much of a pussy to fully commit to doing the little kick up thing from facing the wall and bending over and kicking up. Anyway, to give myself something more to do I came up with an idea to let me do some handstand pushups with some of the weight taken off. Basically I have the left side of my couch with some open floor beside it. I kneel facing toward the open side next to the arm of the couch and reach over it and place my hands on the floor close shoulder width apart. At this point my stomach is in on the arm of the sofa and my arms are at a slight angle away from the couch. Then I slide forward until the tops of my knees are on the top of the couch arm and my arms are now basically parallel with the floor. You can play with it a little, like the angle of your hips to give you a good pivot point at you knees that result in you being able to basically move almost all in the vertical direction and do handstand pushups without full body weight. I found out also that if you change the position of your calves and feet it can increase or decrease the weight. I think this will also be good as another occasion to get used to doing stuff upside down and getting used to the position and exertion in that position...without the possibility of really eating it and killing yourself. Pretty much at any time in the maneuver you can slide your knees back to the inside of the sofa arm if your arms are totally fatigued and you can't push yourself back up. Give it a try and let me know what you think.