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Old 06-15-2011, 04:16 PM   #1
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Zero to 10 Handstand pushups

Hey guys, just thought I would post a link to an article many or the CrossFit London athletes have found useful

http://www.crossfitlondon.ca/wp/zero...-pushups-hspu/ (Work Safe)

The article is a tutorial of progressions that can help you with building your handstand pushups.... enjoy
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Old 06-16-2011, 12:01 PM   #2
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Re: Zero to 10 Handstand pushups

Nice.
Another way to self-spot is to kick up to a post or a pole (or anything that you can wrap your feet around). You hold it w/your feet and then pull w/your legs as you press w/your arms.
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Old 06-16-2011, 12:39 PM   #3
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Re: Zero to 10 Handstand pushups

Good stuff.

We've also been working on having my wife doing them using bands for assistance. You can put one band on a bar and loop another band through it and wear the band on your shoulders like backpack straps.

Vary the tension by tying a knot in the band or looping it over the bar another time.
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Old 06-17-2011, 01:50 AM   #4
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Re: Zero to 10 Handstand pushups

Matt, can you post a photo of that? Or a link to someone else doing it? Got a feeling i'll hang myself from the bar trying it
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Re: Zero to 10 Handstand pushups

We have worked with the bands as a progression before, but didn't really find it to be the most effective as far as actually turning that progression into handstand pushups down the road. It for sure gets you in the position, but is a little uncomfortable to get into (even for someone with a good handstand)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyqNj86r03s Work safe

To each their own, if it works for you great, we didn't have the most luck.... maybe the variable of pullup bar height changes this progression to much.

I also tried to keep the progressions as simple as possible so that they could be done almost anywhere... and quick to set up so they could be put into a workout.

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Re: Zero to 10 Handstand pushups

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We have worked with the bands as a progression before, but didn't really find it to be the most effective as far as actually turning that progression into handstand pushups down the road. It for sure gets you in the position, but is a little uncomfortable to get into (even for someone with a good handstand)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyqNj86r03s Work safe

To each their own, if it works for you great, we didn't have the most luck.... maybe the variable of pullup bar height changes this progression to much.

I also tried to keep the progressions as simple as possible so that they could be done almost anywhere... and quick to set up so they could be put into a workout.

Cheers
Yep, that's the way. That video is definitely makes it look a little clunky though because of the fact that he doesn't have anything to kick up against besides the band itself. If you can kick up against a wall or even a bar lashed into a rack it's much more reasonable.

We started out with 2 knots in the top band which tightens it up. Now she's down to none so it must be helping some. It's nice in that it provides assistance at the bottom where she has a hard time and not much at the top where she's fine.

But yeah, different things might work for different people.
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