Handstand Push-Ups

The handstand push-up is an exercise targeting the shoulders, although other muscles assist in the completion of the reps. It is common in both CrossFit workouts and advanced bodyweight or calisthenics training. Given the degree of difficulty, beginners will want to progress to this move.


  1. Builds and strengthens the shoulders
  2. The core works hard to maintain stability during the up-and-down movement
  3. If full ROM is too difficult at first, can reduce it by placing a pad under head

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