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One Arm Pushup

    The first thing that comes to the mind of many people when they think of a one arm pushup is the music-filled training montage in Rocky where he’s banging them out one after another.     Or perhaps you think of Bruce Lee and his famous two finger pushups. What guy hasn’t had […]

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Clapping Handstand Pushups

First off, I think it goes without saying that you’ll need to be very proficient in the freestanding handstand pushup. At least three or four in a row is probably a good minimum. If you are at this level, then this skill should come fairly easy. I use myself as an example for this. I […]

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Freestanding Handstand Pushups

Now is the time to put together two skills you’ve been working on – the handstand and the handstand pushup. You may do both flawlessly, but putting them together and maintaining balance throughout the whole pushup will take a bit of practice. First, it goes without saying that your handstand should be solid. You should […]

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Intermediate Handstand Pushups

After you become proficient with basic handstand pushups against the wall, there’s a very simple way to make the exercise more difficult. By jumping up and working the handstand pushup on some parallettes, chairs, or something similarly tall and stable, you can dip your head below the level of your hands and achieve a greater […]

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Beginner Handstand Pushups

Today we’ll look at developing the handstand pushup against the wall. The first step is to obviously throw yourself up against the wall into a handstand. If this is already too great a step, try starting with the headstand until you feel comfortable upside-down.     You should be able to hold this handstand position […]

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Simple Handstand Press

Below is the technique for a simple handstand press. This means that both your arms and legs will be bending to make things easier. I recommend having the handstand fairly solid before you try this skill, as well as a couple handstand pushups against a wall. On to the press. You’ll want to get into […]

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