Wall shoulder tap

The wall shoulder tap is a bodyweight shoulder exercise that is a popular movement for gymnasts, cheerleaders, and other athletes who need to spend a lot of time in dynamic handstand movements. Beginning in a handstand position with toes touching the wall, one hand is raised to touch the opposing shoulder. This continues in alternating fashion for the duration of the set.


  1. Holding this position works the entire body
  2. The tapping motion improves overall body balance
  3. The core must isometrically contract hard during the tapping motion

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