Too often so much focus is placed on the handstand push-up against the wall that I see complacency start to kick in after gaining the skill. The freestanding handstand push-up is the next progression in the inverted pressing series and should be a goal of anyone that can string together multiple strict handstand push-ups.
When you’re learning this skill, you will need to practice four drills:
- Handstand somersault.
- Pressing out of a freestanding tripod.
- Eccentric presses from handstand to tripod.
- Bottom-to-bottom freestanding handstand push-ups.
I wanted to make a video demonstrating each of these drills. Recognize that I’m still learning this skill myself, so you’re going to see some failed attempts.