When it comes to bodyweight movements we have a hard time dealing not just with the movement itself but more the patience needed to follow the right progressions. We all want to improve and we think that if we do a more advanced movement it will help us with the basic one. But that’s not the case.
I often get the question “How do I get better at handstand push-ups?”. Well, this movement is a two part. You need a good handstand and great shoulder and tricep strength. More often than not most people with the above question still have difficulty with basic push-ups. But they don’t want to spend the time and effort on the push-up because it’s boring and the handstand push-up is so cool. What you need to ask yourself is, “Am I good enough with the basic movements?”. If you hesitate for a moment than it means you’re not. You want a ring dip? then ask yourself “Can I do 15 bar dips?”. You want a bar dip? then ask yourself “Can I do 15 push-ups?”. You want a handstand push-up? but can you strict press 3/4 of your bodyweight?. Performing the right progression does take time but it will build the right foundation needed to move forward efficiently.
Today’s class will be based on all of the above. We’ll be working on push-ups, bar dips, handstands and the muscle-up.
The video below shows a variety of push-up. Some are very advanced. Go ahead and play around with the the ones you know you can handle and have some fun with it 😉