Want To Nail That Handstand?
Go For A Run!
The following are some facts about handstand push-ups:
1) They are one of the most effective exercises for improving your balance and strength.
2) You can do them anywhere, anytime, without any equipment required.
3) They work all major muscle groups in your body including your chest, back, shoulders and arms.
4) They improve your flexibility and coordination.
5) They develop endurance.
6) They increase focus and concentration.
7) They are a great way to build confidence.
8) They strengthen your core and lower back.
9) They are a low impact exercise.
10) They develop mental toughness.
Handstand push-ups exercise is one of the best exercises, it requires focus, strength and endurance. The following are some tips to do proper handstand push-ups:
1) For the first week, don’t practice them on your own, always have someone spotting you in case you fall.
This will prevent you from getting hurt.
2) To start, assume the handstand position against a wall.
Your legs should be locked in this position and your arms should be fully extended above your head.
3) Make a plan of how many times you want to practice every day.
Consistency is essential for improving your strength and stamina.
4) Start slow and increase the number of sets over time.
If you feel very tired after a particular set don’t add another one.
5) At first, you may only be able to do a single set of 2-3 reps.
That’s fine, just keep at it and eventually you’ll be able to do 5 sets of 5 reps each.
6) Always breath in during the descent and breath out as you push up.
Don’t hold your breath!
7) Pause for a second at the bottom.
Don’t rush the movement, you’re aiming for quality over quantity.
8) If you start feeling a lot stronger, try lowering your legs to the floor in between reps.
Don’t do this if you feel any pain or light headedness.
9) Record your progress!
It will keep you motivated knowing that you’re doing your body good.
10) Eventually, try to decrease the support that you get from the wall and eventually no support at all.
Sources & references used in this article:
Is EFT the Secret to Enhanced Athletic Performance? by L Christopher – breakingmuscle.com
How Abs of Steel Cause Back Pain by J Houghton – breakingmuscle.com
Contact! A Story about Running by S Bosworth – 2018 – digitalcommons.bard.edu