Handstand push-ups also build up your traps, give you bigger arms & upper chest plus…
Handstand push-ups will help you build thicker bigger back muscles or the muscles between your shoulder blades &…
Handstand push-ups will help you
get a six pack because your abs are forced to stay tight while doing
4 steps to get strong enough to do Handstand Push-ups
Practice walking into & out of a handstand.
Once you get comfortable with walking into & out of a
handstand by doing that 5 times in a row then move on to step 2.
If you're unable to walk into a full handstand then start off walking only ½ way or even ¼ way up the wall 5 times in a row working your way up to a full handstand.
Walk into a full handstand & hold that position for 20 seconds and then move on to step 3.
Start off with 5, then 10, and then 15 second holds working your way up to 20 seconds holds.
Start doing handstand push-ups
Start off doing handstand push-ups coming ¼ of the way down to the floor by placing boxes or other objects under your head (see video above) and once you're able to do at least 6 handstand push-ups coming ¼ of the way down…
Then you'll increase your range of motion to coming ½ way down working your way up to doing a handstand
push-up coming all the way down to the floor for 6 reps before going to step 4.
If you're unable to do a handstand push-up coming ¼ of the way down
then start off by doing decline push-ups…
Step 4 - Advanced
Start doing elevated Handstand push-ups on platforms to increase your range of motion.
As you're able to do 6 reps at a certain range of motion you can then add platforms (increase the height of the platform, add steps, boxes or
etc.) to further increase your range of motion.
Handstand workout for Bigger, Broader Shoulders
Do 3-to-6 sets of 5-to-15 reps 1-to-2 days per week.
If you can easily do 15 or more reps then increase your range of motion, wear a
weight vest or do something to add enough resistance where you can only
do 5-to-15 reps per set.
Superset handstand push-ups with
pull-ups to work almost every muscle in your upper body
and to also get a FULL shoulder workout. Handstand push-ups
work your front & side shoulders/delts.
Pull-ups work every muscle in your back including your rear shoulders/delts.
mechanical drop setfast muscle building
trick with handstand push-ups. Do as many reps as you can and once you're unable to do any more reps… Decrease your range of motion (for
example - going from ½ way down to only ¼way down) to allow you to do even more reps.