90 Degree push-up - Official thread

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90 Degree push-up - Official thread

Post by Vagabond » Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:44 pm

90 Degree push-up


The 90 degree push-up is done starting in a handstand, descending into a handstand push-up but lowering the body until a horizontal bent arm planche position is reached, then coming back up starting by lifting the body back into a regular handstand push-up bottom position and finally extending the arms to come back to a straight handstand position. The movement can be done on the floor, on parallel bars, or on other implements such as rings or a straight bar.


Here are a few video examples.
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[media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXBthIGmy_c&t=8[/media] [media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ac8T5E3jc0s&t=35[/media]
You will note that when possible, people tend to brace their arms against their sides to help support their weight in the bent arm planche position. Depending on your body proportions, this might or might not be possible for you, and using arm brace might or might not be desirable based on your training objectives and the reason why you do 90 degree push-ups in the first place.


Many video tutorials exist, so I'll include three on here:
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[media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6nkLqci_gM[/media] [media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnP_ErNN3C4[/media] [media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlK_CfyZ-XE[/media]

Suggested prerequisites
-Freestanding handstand
-Many repetitions of full range handstand push-ups

Feel free to use this topic to discuss the movement some more.