GO Green Fit: Handstand Push-Ups

For this every-minute-on-the-minute workout, the trainer combines 8 alternating pistols and 8 kettlebell swings on the even minutes. For the odd minutes, he combines 8 toes-to-bars and 8 handstand push-ups. Combining all four in an EMOM workout is an intense and effective way to hit a lot of areas on your body. This is also a great routine to increase strength.

Kettlebell swings and alternating pistols are both great for working your hamstrings, like several moves featured in crossfit routines. Toes-to-bar on the other hand really work your core and overall body strength. Handstand push-ups are an obviously more difficult variation of a push-up. Even when performed against a wall, they require your balance to be at its sharpest. They also target your arms a little more than the average push-up. You also want to come down slowly to avoid hurting your head and to maximize the strain in your shoulders.

Which of the four exercises included in this routine is the least difficult for you to do? What about the most difficult? Let us know in the comments below, or by tweeting us @underwearexpert.


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