In sticking with the pressing theme started earlier this week I want to cover a little bit more in this tip.
Many people get into hand balancing as a result of doing handstand pushups against a wall. This was the case for me and I know its the same for many others.
I learned that holding a handstand then doing pushups is one of the ultimate bodyweight exercises for your upper body. But when I started I couldn’t do a single rep.
Still the idea of one day being able to rep out handstand pushups AWAY from a wall always inspired me and I have made my way toward that goal.
Being able to do freestanding handstand pushups is a feat very few can replicate. Many people do not have the strength. Even fewer have the balance.
One thing I noticed that tends to throw people off is their hand and arm position.
If you were to kick up against a wall to do pushups what position would you take? Is this the same position you’d take away from the wall?
Play around with the width and angle of you hands and arms and you will find you can change the difficulty of handstand pushups considerably.
Good Luck and Good Hand Balancing,
P.S. There is no way I would have made this much progress without the help of these two men – Professor Paulinetti and Bob Jones.