Movement of the Month:
I selected handstand push-ups because regularly we see people coming into the office getting injured performing this move. The progressions are too quick and most people are not doing it properly to develop the correct technique. Handstand push-ups is a great movement when done correctly and can create massive strength and stability in the shoulder and core muscles.
Highlights of Video:
Emily Bridgers from Crossfit Terminus was a D1 athlete on the Georgia gymnastics team. She is well known for her 2014 performance at the Crossfit Games where she finished in 6th place overall in the World for all females.
Emily’s 2 reasons people cannot do handstand push-ups:
1) Poor midline stability (weak core)
* Focus on strengthening core through planks/sit-ups/hollow rock/etc.
2) Poor overhead position with shoulders
Emily shared an amazing progression for learning handstand push-ups:
2) Tripod to handstand
* Don’t touch wall
3) Tripod and use hips to explode up (similar to thruster)