Shoulder stand (head stand ) push up to hand stand. Can anybody to that?

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    Apr 21, 2009 7:31 PM GMT
    I wanted to see if anybody can push up into a handstand from a head stand ,not leaning against a wall. I can do headstands all day long but haven't done a handstand since I tore a rotator cuff. I want to eventually do push ups in that inverted handstand pose.


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  • Apr 21, 2009 8:02 PM GMT
    This guy in my yoga class can do it, but he's been doing yoga for like 3 years. icon_sad.gif I want to do it some day too!
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    Apr 21, 2009 10:21 PM GMT
    BlueEyedGymGuy saidThis guy in my yoga class can do it, but he's been doing yoga for like 3 years. icon_sad.gif I want to do it some day too!


    Funny i saw an earlier post of yours and was kinda thinking about you when i wrote this one. t. My rotator cuff is better than before the injury but i don't want to do something that will get me me into any more trouble.
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    Apr 22, 2009 12:24 AM GMT
    I've done the headstands in yoga, without the wall, but I have NO arm strength and wouldn't dare do the handstands. Note: My yoga instructor hasn't taken us to that level, so maybe one day! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 22, 2009 12:25 AM GMT
    I could do it against the wall before I hurt my shoulder the likely hood of you doing it unsupported at first is pretty slim and honestly, kinda daft, you could seriously hurt your self ins more ways then just your shoulder.

    I could do it but I honestly don't know why I ever would, it was an interesting experience and it impressed the girls in yoga but other then that it did nuffin for me that normal head stands can't do
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    Apr 22, 2009 12:28 AM GMT
    One of the RJ workouts has you doing 2 SETS of headstand to handstand against a wall, and it was too much for me. But I've seen a guy in my gym do it. I figure I'm a little over 160 lbs., so it's like shoulder pressing a pair of 80 lb. weights, which I'm not close to doing (at least a full set).
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    Apr 22, 2009 12:41 AM GMT
    I've used an incline bench to steady my legs at my knees. I've come close to doing it (muscle gain workout on RJ) without assistance but my core isn't strong enough to keep my lower body balanced. I know I've gotten a lot of looks at the gym and one guy has asked me about it. It kills my shoulders and I'm basically done lifting after that.
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    Apr 22, 2009 1:00 AM GMT
    I can do them on a good day. Between gymnastics and martial arts when i was younger, along with playing around in general I learned. Try using a walll, but not using your feet to walk up it... think about wearing socks against a smooth wall and push against it. Or grab a partner and just ask for help to finish the push and stay steady... with time you can get it... just practice,
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    Apr 22, 2009 1:11 AM GMT
    I can do it, but I'm not balanced enough to stay in that position for long.
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    Apr 22, 2009 2:11 AM GMT

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    Apr 22, 2009 2:34 AM GMT
    I can do them, but I need to be against the wall. With a partial range of motion, I could do 3 sets of 8 before I dislocated my shoulder. Now I'm down to 2 sets of 6. Just took a lot of practice.
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    Apr 22, 2009 6:25 AM GMT
    it can be dangerous and is not recommended for beginners.
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    Apr 22, 2009 5:17 PM GMT
    lilTanker saidI could do it against the wall before I hurt my shoulder the likely hood of you doing it unsupported at first is pretty slim and honestly, kinda daft, you could seriously hurt your self ins more ways then just your shoulder.

    I could do it but I honestly don't know why I ever would, it was an interesting experience and it impressed the girls in yoga but other then that it did nuffin for me that normal head stands can't do


    The one exercise class i go to is all about "dangerous" stability exercises since most "old" people die of complication associated with a fall.
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    Apr 22, 2009 5:19 PM GMT
    Track down PETSOL on this website. He can do that.
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    Apr 22, 2009 5:22 PM GMT
    dreamer121 saidI can do them on a good day. Between gymnastics and martial arts when i was younger, along with playing around in general I learned. Try using a walll, but not using your feet to walk up it... think about wearing socks against a smooth wall and push against it. Or grab a partner and just ask for help to finish the push and stay steady... with time you can get it... just practice,


    So can you do the handstand pushups from the low position? That is not, lowering yourself down from the handstand but pushing yourself up from the head stand?
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    Apr 22, 2009 5:23 PM GMT
    I can do 8 on my first set, and usually 6 on my second...by the time the third set comes along I'm basically done, though I try with a spot (I added them to our workout so's I could look down the shorts of the guy I workout with...always thinking, I am, I am).

    and I can't hold the handstand for very long.