Handstand press up

This is an instructional video to correctly demonstrate Handstand press up

The content in this video is provided for general information purposes only and is not meant to replace a physiotherapy or medical consultation.

Step by Step

  1. This exercise works your upper Pecs, Anterior Deltoid and Triceps
  2. Like any exercise this should be pain free or shouldn’t increase existing pain levels, during, after and the next day.
  3. It is normal to feel some delayed onset muscle soreness between 48-72 hours but this should be manageable
  4. Facing away from a wall, place your hands on the floor and slowly walk your feet up the wall to get into a handstand
  5. Have your hands slightly outside shoulder width apart.
  6. Engage your abdominals to keep your back straight line through out
  7. Next, bend your elbows and lower your head down towards the floor.
  8. Go as far down as you can so that you are close to failure in the desired rep and set ranges based on your goals, then reverse direction by pushing off the floor to straighten your elbows and return to starting position.
  9. Perform 6- 10 repetitions and repeat for 3-5 sets in total for strength.
  10. For endurance you will need to do 15-25 repetitions and repeat for 3-5 sets.
  11. Rests need to be at least 3 minutes between sets for strength and no more than 30 seconds for endurance.
  12. You should aim to work either session 2 to 3 times per week once you have maxed out the distance downwards that you can go within the desired rep and set range then try to move further down and lower your rep and set amounts to enable this progression

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