Handstand Against Wall

Back Extension Roll Progression Pt.3

In this video, Carl continues with the Back Extension Roll progression by working on using the hips to direct and drive the kick out to full extension into a Handstand from the Backward Roll.

CrossFit Games Breakdown - Week 4 Workout - Pt.3

We continue our coverage of the CrossFit Games with the Workout 4 breakdown. In this video Carl drops some gymnastics tips on getting your shoulder positions active and proper for those Overhead Squats.

Handstand Against Wall Progression Pt.1

In this video, Carl explains why practicing Handstands with your chest against the wall is better than with your back against the wall.  Carl demonstrates ways to get into, scale, and balance the handstand with chest against the wall that is otherwise not possible with the handstand with back against the wall.

Handstand Against Wall Progression Pt.2

In this video, Carl demonstrates how to use the Handstand with chest against the wall to assist and build your freestanding handstand, as well as how to bail safely with a Forward Roll.

Handstand Forward Roll Progression Pt.1

In this video, Carl demos the progressions for the Handstand Forward Roll, by combining and scaling elements from the Kick Up to Handstand, the Handstand Push Up and Handstand Push Up Against the Wall, and the Forward Roll.

Handstand Hold Against Wall

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Handstand Push Up with Wall

  • Hands shoulder width apart
  • Fingers spread and index fingers pointed straight forward
  • Body in hollow body position with the ears glued to the shoulders
  • Chest face towards the wall and only toes resting against the wall by pointing the toes
  • Descend by sending shoulders (and head) forward while keeping lower arm vertical
  • Make sure your head and hands at the bottom of the push up form a triangle shape on the ground
  • Push back up to handstand while maintaining hollow body position during the entire movement

Note: Toes slide up and down the wall and ideally should never lose contact

Handstand Push Up with Wall and Kip

  • Hands shoulder width apart
  • Fingers spread and index fingers pointed straight forward
  • Body in hollow body position with the ears glued to the shoulders
  • Chest facing towards the wall and only toes resting against the wall by pointing the toes
  • Descend by sending shoulders (and head) forward and keeping lower arm vertical
  • As the body descends try to synchronize hip and knee flexion
  • Make sure your head and hands at the bottom of the push up form a triangle shape on the ground
  • From the hole explosively extend the hips and knees
  • Follow lower body extension with an aggressive push back up to handstand while maintaining hollow body position

Note: Toes slide up and down the wall, and ideally should never lose contact