How not to do a handstand push up

  1. Red face How not to do a handstand push up


    So i decided to try do a handstand push up today in my bedroom, against my wardrobe. First try was a total fail. I started out with my arms bent and head touching the floor. Not really checking how to do it properly. I ended up in a heap on the floor.

    Second try I started with my arms a lot straighter and head off the floor. The position your meant to start in I’ve been told. I managed a half arsed one before my foot knocked a old (heavy) lampshade off the top of my wardrobe, which landed on my shin and almost put a whole in the floor. Epic fail!

    Anyway, should I quit while I’m ahead and not bother trying to do them? I’ve heard they’re good for your shoulders and increasing your military press. Think if I do try again I won’t do it against a wardrobe. Anyone got any advice?


  2. Keep doing it if you want. Basically think of it as an upside down shoulder press with your bodyweight as resistance.
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by Ziricote View Post
    Keep doing it if you want. Basically think of it as an upside down shoulder press with your bodyweight as resistance.

    Yeah, but it looks cool if you can do them not against a wall...
    “Besides, it is a disgrace to grow old through sheer carelessness before seeing what manner of man you may become by developing your bodily strength and beauty to their highest limit.”

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