In this guest post, Rick Donohoe from Calisthenics 101 will present to you 5 mistakes that beginners to calisthenics often make.
There are many ways that you can vary the form of the standard pull-up. In this post we shall explore some of these options and offer the benefits and drawbacks to each variation.
The next progression after decline push-ups towards the handstand push-up, is the pike push-up. In this exercise, we move the arms so that they are in a vertical pressing position, rather than the horizontal pressing position used in push-ups. To make it easier than a handstand push-up, we simply put some weight through the legs.
The first progression after full push-ups towards the handstand push-up, is the decline push-up. By elevating your feet, more weight will go through the upper body, which will condition your body ready for the next progression.
The first progression after full push-ups towards the one arm push-up is the close hand push-up. By moving your hands closer together, it puts more emphasis on your triceps, which will need to grow stronger in order to perform a one arm push-up.