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handstand push up
Wall Walk to Hollow Hold
Skill build for better handstand push ups.
Chris Spealler's Tips for Efficient Kipping Handstand Push Ups
It's one thing being able to do a few handstand push ups. It's another to be smooth and fast at them.
Breaking Muscle HQ
How Arm Balances Can Cure Your Fear of Being Upside Down
Arm-supported poses are excellent preparation for handstands and other inversions.
My 4-Week Program for Achieving Handstand Happiness
Get better handstands, freestanding handstand push ups, press hand stands, and handstand walking.
7 Steps to the Freestanding Handstand Push Up (Video)
Take your time to go through these inversion drills. Display control throughout the whole movement.
Bands Are for Pushing, Not Pulling
Truth be told, I shed a tear every time I witness a band-assisted, short range-of-motion pull up.
Breaking Down the Headstand or Handstand Push Up, Part 2: Building the Push
Here's how you can build up the strength to do strict HSPUs in your workouts.
Breaking Down the Headstand or Handstand Push Up, Part 1: The Handstand
Here are several progressions that will help you on your way to a strict headstand push up.
How to Work Up to a Full Range of Motion Handstand Push Up
Here are two ways to change handstand push ups in order to make them exactly as difficult as you need it to be. These two ideas will allow you to create useful progressions for yourself.
How to Scale "Diane" and Tame the WODs
Here are the four rules for scaling all benchmark CrossFit WODs, plus specifics on how to scale "Diane" to where you are at as an athlete.
Video: Handstand Push Up Therapy and Mobility
For those of you who are anxious about the handstand pushup, specifically kicking up and being upside down, then we've got a solution for you.
Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 84
Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the seven most popular articles of the week. This week: sumo deadlift high pull, snatch, handstand push up corrections, and more!
Breaking Muscle HQ
The Handstand Push Up: How Things Go Wrong and How to Put Them Right
On any given day, there's a 50% chance that I’m going to have a CrossFitter on my schedule. How important is the handstand push up, really?
A Call to Action for CrossFitters: The Prioritization of Gymnastics Movements and Standards
Yes, I’m talking to you with the three-AbMat-scaled, snatch-width grip hand placement, butchered kipping handstand push up.
Kipping and the Handstand Push Up: Is It Safe?
To do the HSPU, you must learn handstand basics. There can be harmful implications of learning to kip before doing the handstand push up strictly.
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