Handstand Push-Up

Exercise / Calisthenic, Shoulders

How to Handstand Push-Up

Handstand Push-Up

Handstand Push-Up Benefits


  • The handstand push-up is an advanced bodyweight exercise seen in gymnastics, functional fitness, and bodyweight training programs. This exercise strengthens your shoulders, chest, arms, and back muscles simultaneously. It also contributes to your spine, balance, brain function, flexibility and strength.
  • In this exercise, which requires experience for beginners, you give approximately 100% of your body weight to your arms. Therefore, it is not recommended to start this exercise without strengthening your arms.


Muscles Worked in the Handstand Push-Up

Target - Anterior Deltoid
Synergists - Pectoralis Major, Clavicular
Synergists - Lateral Deltoid
Synergists - Supraspinatus
Synergists - Triceps
Synergists - Trapezius
Synergists - Serratus Anterior
Stabilizers - Levatos Scapula
Dynamic Stabilizers - Biceps Brachii
dumbbell shoulder press muscle worked