Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by Sketch, May 16, 2008.
First you should work up to holding yourself in the handstand position for at least one minute (feet/heels against the wall). Then try doing slow controlled negatives. It takes time to build strength like this. Going from 0 to 5-10 reps in three months probably isn't reasonable.
Here are some good tutorials:
Handstand Pushups - Intermediate
Thanks, that's a great website.
Niiice. Someday, I'd like to give these attention.
I've always wanted to incorporate handstand step-ups into my routine. Set up some 2x8's, get into a handstand and step-up onto them, then back down and repeat. increasing height for added difficulty... but I have yet to give it a shot. I have no idea how beneficial this would be to ANYTHING, but it'd be a fun underbody (as opposed to overhead) exercise nonetheless.
Don't know about that garbage. I use to train handstands a lot, walking up stairs is much easier than going down them in reverse. So I'd suggest just walking up a small flight of stairs first instead of steups, or even a hill of some sort.
Exactly. When it takes several tries to just get into a handstand against the wall, a free standing handstand pushup looks uber-beastly.
YouTube - how to improve your handstand
if you havent already seen this. the tips near the and are pretty nifty, definitely worth a watch. the first bunch are kinda soft though. take a look.
Bleh, the guy in the video was a little sloppy.
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