I remember one day in 2005 when I was working out in my garage in San Luis Obispo, California.
I was doing a circuit combining chinnups and handstand pushups (an awesome combo, by the way). I had hit my goal number of reps and sets in the handstand pushups so I thought I was ready to start adding some height to extend the range of motion.
Boy, I was wrong.
You see in order to increase the height, I had to do a new setup which ended up changing my position in the handstand. When I tried I couldn’t do a single rep in this new form when I was suppose to be doing sets of three.
Even after I eliminated the new height and replicated the same position I still found these handstand pushups dramatically harder then the version I had been doing before.
What was going on here?
That was my first realization that by changing your position in the handstand and for the pushups you can dramatically increase or decrease the difficulty of the move. And this is without adding any height or weight!
It’s funny when people say they can do 15 or 20 handstand pushups. That’s all great but HOW are you doing those reps?
I can tell you how to make handstand pushups as easy as possible or so hard it’ll cut your reps by at least half, again without doing anything but changing the position of your hands, arms, head and body.
And on that note I have a very special announcement coming tomorrow.
Good Luck and Good Hand Balancing,
P.S. Handstand pushups really are one of the best exercises you can do for many reasons. Why not go deep and learn all you can about them?