Okay guys, if you read my post I did not suggest that you have to OHP to do handstand pressups.
I said 'I personally wouldn't start the progressions until I could Shoulder press my bodyweight'.
Like I said, I would want confidence that my 100kg is not going smash my head into the ground when my shoulders fail, not interested in it landing on my neck either. More power to you Diddums if you have no concerns about this.
Yogis also lie on beds of nails and bury themselves in the ground, I wouldn't base my training progression on their practices.
cu77en's link is a good tutorial for the planche school of handstand pushups (cantilevered style)
Also you say you're not doing any tricep or shoulder work or practicing handstands progressions? If you were training to increase you bench press wouldn't you also work on the ancillary muscles and movements?
It'd be good to get some answers to cu77en's questions
I couldn't agree more. Diddums we are only trying to help you and we are only giving our opinion. If you can strict press your body weight then you should be able to rep a self balanced handstand push up. (It will definitely give you a lot of confidence)
Imagine doing one rep and thinking YES I'll do another, but while you try and lower yourself down you smash your face into the ground.
THIS DOES NOT MEAN YOU HAVE TO FOLLOW MY ADVICE...
You could definitely work up to doing them with the advice in that video and it would be beneficial to have a training partner. They could stabalise your core slightly once you have progressed off the wall.
Right I want to be able to do muscle ups!!!!
I don't see the point in practising pull ups, that would be stupid...
Lat pulldowns to the lower chest... are you mad they wouldn't be benificial!!!
I have been doing reverse bicep curls in the squat rack how many reps should I be able to do before I can do a muscle up?
Listen!!! please don't give me any positive advice that could really help me obtain my goal.
BECAUSE THAT WOULD BE F@cking RIDICULOUS!
post edited by cu77en - 2017/04/16 13:13:40