Hand stand push up




  • Heavy

Muscles Involved

  • Triceps
  • Chest
  • Abs
  • Shoulders


Remark or addition


  • With your back to the wall bend at the waist and place both hands on the floor at shoulder width.
  • Kick yourself up against the wall or into a spotters arms with your arms straight. Your body should be upside down with the arms and legs fully extended. Keep your whole body as straight as possible. Slowly lower yourself to the ground as you inhale until your head almost touches the floor.
  • Push yourself back up slowly as you exhale until your elbows are nearly locked.
  • 3 sets of 3 to 5 reps.

Points of attention

  • Keep your head and neck aligned with your body.
  • Keep your body straight.
  • You can use a spotter to assist you.

Progression Ladder

  • Against a wall.
  • Assisted by a spotter.
  • Freestanding.