After we’ve mastered these fundamentals, we’re ready to start working on obstacle courses. That may include ramps, steps, parallette bars, freestanding handstand push-ups, and just about anything else upside-down.
After we can hold a handstand in a static position for longer than 20-seconds, and also be able to walk on the ground for 50-feet, then we can start working on some obstacles. I would recommend grabbing some 10-lb or 15-lb bumper plates.
The first thing you want to work on is momentum. I like to start with speed and momentum because you gain a lot of confidence in ascending and descending small “steps”.
But after you’ve gained confidence in consistently traversing over smaller obstacles, it’s time to focus on a hip weight-transfer. This skill will be needed in order to get up on top of higher objects like outdoor steps, or a 45-lb bumper plate.
Here’s a video further detailing the two progressions. Watch this before trying it.