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Back to Basics: How to Correctly Perform a Handstand Pushup

An old-school exercise that'll build tremendous core and shoulder strength, plus spatial orientation!



Primary Areas Worked
Spatial orientation, core strength, shoulder strength.

Slow and controlled.

Breathing Pattern
Breathe IN and OUT rhythmically

Starting Position
Lying on your back with your feet up on a Fitball at ankle level.

Place your hands roughly a foot away from a wall, and bend your knees deeply. Kick your legs up and place them gently on the wall.

Additional Athletic Qualities Worked
Slowly bend your elbows and perform a push-up.

Injury Considerations, Contraindications & Comments
This exercise requires a great deal of spatial awareness and shoulder strength.