Kipping Handstand Push-up

Practical Usage

Incorporate this exercise into the routine of your choice with the upcoming ExRx app. Or use the workout creation guide for an evidence-based do-it-yourself approach.

Kipping Handstand Push-up


Utility: Power
Mechanics: Compound
Force: Push



Kneel facing close to wall. Place top of head near wall. Position hands on floor to sides within sight so head and hands form triangle. Straighten knees and place knees on elbows. Lift both feet off of floor. Raise knees off of elbows by straightening spine. Allow hips to make contact with wall momentarily in this lower position.


Rapidly extend legs up and back onto wall while pushing body upward with shoulders and arms. Pull head between arms while extending arms straight. Lower head to floor then lower legs by bending hips and knees until fully flexed. Kick legs up and repeat movement.


In lower position, hips make contact with wall. In extended position, back of feet make contact with wall. Kipping Handstand Push-up is a common Crossfit movement. Related movements include Push Press.

Force (Articulation)


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