Handstand push ups also help building up towards unsupported handstands. A strong core and strong shoulders will help you find your balance and maintain the position more easily.
Start at whichever point of this progression is relevant to you.
Unless otherwise indicated, you should be aiming to complete 6 sets of 6 repetitions of the given exercise within a workout.
The first set is a warm up set: go back two or three levels in the progression and perform that variation for 6 reps.
Perform each following set ‘to failure’ (e.g. 6,6,5,5,4).
In each new workout, you should aim to improve on the number of reps you performed previously by at least 1, e.g.: (6,6,5,5,4) → (6,6,6,5,4)
Once you manage 6 sets of 6 reps, you are ready to move on to the next variation in the progression.
If you find yourself not progressing any longer, take a few rest days, then resume training.
Decline Chinese push ups. Same as above with feet on a raised platform, and hands on the floor.
Half wall handstand push ups. Facing the wall in a handstand position, lower yourself till your arms are half bent, then come up.