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Old 11-07-2012, 08:35 AM   #1
Alex Beasley
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Location: Reading  England
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Are handstand push ups a good sub for the press?

My physio recommended I avoid overhead pressing due to a lack of mobility, range of motion and shoulder blade stability when pressing overhead. That said, my shoulders feel bloody amazing just being in a handstand position, so I figured that I could put one and one together to get something that benefits how they feel but also strengthens my shoulders.

My question is, is it a good enough substitute in terms of size and strength that it can give? I've got to admit I'm not strong enough to even do a single proper HSPU, so I'm working through progressions, but it still feels pretty taxing on my shoulders - is it a perfectly reasonable move to focus on these instead of pressing?
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