I am doing handstand pushups. What is a good way to increase progression of handstand pushups without using a weight vest? I am open to suggestions using a wall, or not against a wall. Thanks,
The amount of info is very minimal so this is all I can give you: the only conclusion I make based on this picture is that you mainly need to work on mobility and form. It seems like you already have the strength. I think working on form will help you get more reps or more added weight.
The things that I would work on is;
- Shoulder mobility, you want to be 1 straight line when you stand on your hands.
- Core and glute engagement, again to do with being straight and having full control over your handstand. It seems like your core and glutes are not engaged fully, which makes your handstand slightly sloppy. This also has to do with the previous point.
You can see an example in the picture below. You want your hands, shoulders, hips, knees and ankles to be in a straight line to have full control over your handstand. If for example your hips aren't in line with your hands, your knees and feet also won't be.
Having full control over your handstand will help tremendously towards doing more HPU reps.
If for what ever reason you really just want to increase power, simply doing HPUs against a wall will help. This eliminates the balance part out of the movement, so you can fully focus on getting the reps in. After you have comfortably increased reps against a wall, you'll notice that you can also do more reps without a wall.
I hope this helps!
The best thing about standing exercises first is to strengthen the abdominal muscles and then focus and create contraction on those muscles when doing standing exercises. Reverse movements of a different world and having mental focus is the most important thing
The photo you took shows that you left the pelvis and the bottom of the spine. Concentrate on standing on the ball and take it (like Dandasana or Virabadrasana) and after learning this, use it in reverse movements. namaste