Handstand Push Up

Handstand Push Up


The handstand push up is an exercise that involves pushing your body up from a handstand position, using your arms and shoulders to lift your body weight. This exercise is great for building upper body strength and improving balance and stability.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Handstand Push Up Instructions

  1. Start in a plank position with your hands shoulder-width apart and your feet against a wall.
  2. Walk your feet up the wall until your body is in an inverted V position.
  3. Bend your elbows and lower your head towards the ground, keeping your body in a straight line.
  4. Push back up to the starting position, keeping your core engaged and your elbows close to your body.
  5. Repeat for the desired number of reps.

Handstand Push Up Form & Visual

Handstand Push Up

Handstand Push Up Benefits

  • Strengthens the shoulders, triceps, and upper back muscles
  • Improves balance and stability
  • Increases body awareness and control
  • Challenges the core muscles for stabilization
  • Can be done anywhere without equipment
  • Provides a unique and challenging variation to traditional push ups

Handstand Push Up Muscles Worked

  • Deltoids
  • Triceps
  • Pectoralis Major
  • Trapezius
  • Rhomboids
  • Latissimus Dorsi
  • Abdominals

Handstand Push Up Variations & Alternatives

  • Pike Push Up
  • Wall Walks
  • Handstand Hold
  • Handstand Push Up with Bands
  • Handstand Push Up with Dumbbells
  • Handstand Push Up with Kettlebells
  • Strict Handstand Push Up
  • Kipping Handstand Push Up
  • Deficit Handstand Push Up