Stalder Press

Stalder Press


The Stalder Press is a gymnastics exercise that involves starting in a handstand position and lowering down into a straddle L-sit, then pressing back up to the handstand position. It requires a lot of upper body and core strength, as well as balance and control.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Stalder Press Instructions

  1. Start in a standing position with your feet shoulder-width apart.
  2. Place your hands on the ground in front of you, shoulder-width apart.
  3. Walk your feet back until your body is in a plank position.
  4. Slowly lower your body down to the ground, keeping your elbows close to your body.
  5. Push your body up into a plank position.
  6. Walk your feet back towards your hands.
  7. Stand up and press your arms overhead.
  8. Lower your arms back down to your sides.
  9. Repeat for desired number of reps.

Stalder Press Form & Visual

Stalder Press

Stalder Press Benefits

  • Improves shoulder mobility and stability
  • Strengthens the core and upper body muscles
  • Increases body awareness and control
  • Challenges balance and coordination
  • Can be modified for different fitness levels

Stalder Press Muscles Worked

  • Shoulders
  • Triceps
  • Core
  • Upper back

Stalder Press Variations & Alternatives

  • Stalder Press to Handstand
  • Stalder Press to L-Sit
  • Stalder Press to Straddle Handstand
  • Stalder Press to Pike Handstand
  • Stalder Press to Tuck Handstand