Let alone more than one, many of us are unable to do even one proper handstand push-up, also known as the vertical push-up. That's because there are some ground rules that you must follow while trying to ace the posture. To build the Handstand Push-Up (HSPU) prowess, one must obtain a good stable handstand against the wall and then try to establish the push-up position.
To get you started, here is a simple drill to master handstand push-ups with ease:
1. Place your hands about 6-12 inches away from the wall and slightly broader than shoulder-width apart. Your palms should be facing forward or slightly turned out 5-10 degrees.
2. Try to get into the handstand position with your heels touching the wall.
3. Once you have attained the stable handstand position, maintain it and lower yourself until the top of your head touches the floor/mat. You can also get a pillow below your head in your beginning days to avoid any injury. Try to keep your elbows at a 45-degree angle as you lower.
4. Once your head touches the floor, press up with the same tightness you had lowering yourself and extend your elbows completely.
If you are unable to attain the handstand position, there are several other methods you can try like the downward dog position.
You can also make the handstand push-ups challenging by doing a single-arm handstand or walking while doing the exercise.
The handstand push-up is a posture that takes years and years of practice to expert. Still, you can make it possible in a few days given you practice the correct steps.