- Develop upper body strength in back, shoulders and triceps
- Excellent exercise for balance
- Abdominals have to be engaged and get a great workout
- Helps to develop good wrist strength and flexibility required for more overhead lifts
- Place hands on the ground shoulder width apart or slightly more and about a foot away from the wall (this will be your support).
- Push through your legs to transfer weight onto your palms and extend up to the wall
- Keep upper body strong, tense your core for stability and control, and aim to have your body weight evenly spread across both hands.
- Slowly bend at the elbows and lower your head towards the floor.
- Push back up through your palms and directly upwards for good form.
- Going too low to early, don’t be a hero! Small push ups are fine for starters.
- If you are not competent at doing a handstand against a wall, get a partner to help.
- Once you master these you can practise on the sand for soft landings with no wall support.
- The sky is the limit after this
Step 1 - Practise the Yoga head stand and get used to balancing up side down.
Step 2 - Try the handstand against a wall.
Step 3 - Get your push up count up to around 20-30 in a row and hold your handstand easily for 1
Step 4 - Handstand Pushups