Whether you’re naturally comfortable getting upside down, or it doesn’t particularly light you up to get inverted, Handstand Push-Ups can feel rather elusive. It makes sense to press overhead when you’re right side up, but does it ever feel like as soon as your feet get over your head you lose all sense of body awareness? I get it- I’ve been there! It actually is totally normal to lose your bearings when you get inverted, because your internal balance system is also turned upside down. It’s not as hard as you might think to work up to that Handstand (against the wall or free-standing eventually!)- it just takes patience and practice- much like many things in life worth having!
If you’re just beginning this inversion journey, there are a few things you might want to consider before going from right side up, to upside down.
First is shoulder strength. Are your shoulders (and wrists) strong enough to support your bodyweight in your hands? This is a huge prerequisite. If you’re strong enough to support yourself, that’s the first part of that battle! Without the prerequisite shoulder strength, there are some things that need to be addressed prior.
01. BUILD SHOULDER STRENGTH