Kipping Handstand Push-up

Kipping Handstand Push Up


This exercise involves performing a handstand push-up while using a kipping motion to generate momentum and assist with the movement. It requires upper body strength, core stability, and coordination.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Kipping Handstand Push-up Instructions

  1. Start in a push-up position with your hands slightly wider than shoulder-width apart and your feet together.
  2. Kick your feet up towards the wall behind you, keeping your legs straight and your toes pointed.
  3. As your feet reach the wall, push your hips up towards the ceiling and allow your head to come down towards the ground.
  4. Bend your elbows and lower your head towards the ground, keeping your body in a straight line.
  5. Push back up to the starting position, straightening your arms and returning your head to the starting position.
  6. As you come back down, kick your feet back towards the wall and repeat the exercise for the desired number of repetitions.

Kipping Handstand Push-up Form & Visual

Kipping Handstand Push Up

Kipping Handstand Push-up Benefits

  • Increases upper body strength and endurance
  • Improves shoulder stability and mobility
  • Develops core strength and stability
  • Enhances overall body control and coordination
  • Challenges and improves cardiovascular fitness
  • Can be modified to accommodate different fitness levels and abilities

Kipping Handstand Push-up Muscles Worked

  • Deltoids
  • Triceps
  • Pectoralis major
  • Trapezius
  • Rhomboids
  • Latissimus dorsi
  • Abdominals

Kipping Handstand Push-up Variations & Alternatives

  • Strict Handstand Push-up
  • Deficit Handstand Push-up
  • Freestanding Handstand Push-up
  • Wall Walk Handstand Push-up
  • Pike Push-up
  • Box Handstand Push-up
  • Handstand Push-up with Bands
  • Handstand Push-up Negatives