There is no doubt that a strict gymnastics movements are more difficult than a kipping gymnastics movements, precisely the reason you should be practicing them. They will make you stronger and in turn improve your kipping movements.
This tutorial will give you a few tips on how to improve your Handstand Push-Ups.
Let’s begin with the positioning of your hands and head to ensure you are in the most stable position throughout the entire movement. The head should be placed slightly in front of the hands to form a Tripod. Having your hands in line or beside your head will make the press out and balance extremely difficult.
During both the eccentric and concentric portion of the movement, keep your ribs down and try your hardest not to arch your body. If executed correctly, you will notice the body lean and you will press out of the bottom at an angle. Remember all the hollow rocks and holds your coach has made you practice; this is where they pay off.
Our last tip is to ensure you keep weight in your hands throughout the whole movement. If you let you head bear all of your body weight, you will find it significantly more challenging to complete the press.
Future tutorials will provide drills on how you can build up strength for your first handstand push-up.