Peculiar Cues: Mastering the Handstand Push-Up

The most common faults in a kipping handstand push-up are:

  • Arching through the midline.
  • The feet sliding against the wall during the press.
  • Setting up too close or too far away from the wall.

In today’s video, I review the lesser-known tips and cues to help resolve these faults in the handstand push-up.

In short, here’s a summary:

  • Stay hollow by thinking of the handstand push-up the same way you would perform a push press.
  • Practice driving your heels straight up to the ceiling, working on your feet touching the wall only after you have extended your elbows.
  • When you’re at the bottom of your kip in the tuck hollow position, make sure your low back can touch the wall.


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