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  1. namaste is offline
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    12/10/2007 8:16pm


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    handstand pushups

    these are super cool, but i suck at them. my shoulder press, push press and chinups are all pretty good, but i can barely do 4 of these. how do get better?

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    Lean against a wall to remove the element of balance out of the equation to work on the strength. Can't help you on the handstand portion.
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    Practice = get better. Improving those muscular groups doesn't necessarily improve your ability to do the handstand pushups.... of course it helps, but the best way to get better at something is by just doing it over and over. I max out around 5 handstand pushups... but I don't have the balance to do it without a wall like I used to when I did capoeira
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    I used to do these all the time. Practice them initially with your feet touching the wall for balance until you can crank out at least fifteen with good form. Then practice six inches or so away from the wall, using it only to prevent yourself from falling over. A few weeks of this and you should progress to the point of being able to do them without any balancing help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Holiday in Cambodia
    fifteen with good form.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanhalen21
    Beastly.
    15 against a wall shouldn't be too much of a strain for folks in good shape, as long as they aren't grossly overweight. Without the assistance is another story though =P
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    elastic bands around your ankles and strapped to your pull-up bar can help. If you're like me, you need help.

    just don't get caught doing this naked cause people will think you're going out like Michael Hutchence...
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    awesome, thanks for the helps guys

    yeah i thought i was pretty good with my shoulder presses but this exercise makes a bitch out of me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanhalen21
    Beastly.
    I never managed more than ten of them in a set when I wasn't on the wall, especially if I'd done a set or two beforehand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emevas
    15 against a wall shouldn't be too much of a strain for folks in good shape, as long as they aren't grossly overweight. Without the assistance is another story though =P
    Yeah I was referring to no wall... that's SO much control over your body it's just badass.
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