Welcome to our new series featuring calisthenics expert Al Kavaldo. This week, Al demonstrates seven progressions for the freestanding handstand push up. Remember to lower down slowly for each of these drills. A controlled reversal of the movement is just as important as the way up.


The progressions are:


  • Headstand against a wall
  • Handstand facing away from wall
  • Handstand facing the wall
  • Frogstand
  • Freestanding handstand
  • Frogstand to handstand
  • Freestanding push-up


Every Sunday, we feature a new bodyweight strength training video from calisthenics expert Al Kavadlo. Al is also famous for smiling while performing some of the most difficult bodyweight exercises imaginable!