Gymnastic-exercises

7 Important Gymnastic Exercises for Crossfitters and How To Master Them

From ring muscle ups to handstand walks, gymnastic exercises are often tricky to master! Here are 7 common examples within Crossfit, and how to get much, much better at them!

HANDSTAND PUSH UP

The handstand push up is an important gymnastic movement that often crops up in Crossfit workouts. It can seem daunting when you first begin, as you have to have confidence in your strength, balance and ability to control your body when upside down.

Once you become more confident, and master the basics, then the handstand push up becomes a great exercise for building impressive upper body and core strength, agility, coordination and power.

Scale them with these exercises and you will be repping them out in no time at all!

  • Pike push up
  • Pike push with elevated feet
  • Kick up and hold
  • Negative handstand push ups
  • Partial range of motion handstand push up

Learn more here:

Tips and scaling options to improve your handstand push-ups

Back to basics for the next gymnastic exercise!

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