Lefthand's Tip of the Week - Ep. 12 - HANDSTAND PUSH-UP KIP
The handstand push-up kip is a method used to execute more reps of the handstand push-up by using your hips, legs, and feet to propel the rest of your body upwards. This allows you to use your bigger muscles to perform more reps while putting less stress on your shoulders. In this video, Tell has a couple tips for you to learn how to set up and perform the kip.
1. LOAD THE BODY TOWARDS THE WALL
It's important to "load" your body correctly so that your elbows, knees, feet, and hips are all in the optimal position to set you up for a proper kip. This includes your elbows coming forward, knees pointing out as they go down, and feet touching together as shown in the video. If you set up correctly, your butt should be resting against the wall once you are fully loaded. This will give you a solid foundation for the kipping motion.
2. KICK THROUGH HEELS UP THE WALL
Once you have a proper loaded position, then you can work on kicking your heels up the wall. Extend your arms and shoulders once your legs kick up, and finish by hitting the wall with your heels. This will ensure you don't kick too far away from the wall or too far into the wall. Rather, try and kick your heels vertically to make sure your form stays nice and solid at extension.
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