Wednesday, 06 April 2022 04:12

Handstand pushups and pullups - that old favorite!

I was back to an old favorite this morning after knocking out 200 squats and isometrics this morning. 

I finished the first part of my workout by 8AM which is more than what most people can say about themselves by 8 PM... 

I dont know why - but despite my dislike of waking up in the AM's, workouts? I've always done best in the morning - hills, bodyweight, whatever it is. 

No disturbance, or minimal at least, and then the calm that occurs around 8-9 when even those folks that raise cain in the mornings seem to "take a break". 

Over the past few days I've been dealing with a bit of tendonitis - or tennis elbow, whichever it is - I suspect the former more than the latter, since it doesnt hurt "tennis elbow style". 

Perhaps too much time at the computer, or could be too many pull-ups as well. I've been busy as a bee putting out a lot of courses for the other business - and busy doing tons of pull-ups too. 

All in strict form, focusing on the BACK And grip, not biceps which most people focus on when doing pull-ups (big mistake as I've said in the book). 


I felt my form slipping a bit today around rep #20. 

And instinctively, without thinkin about it, I moved a chair aside, and shot up into a handstand!


I did 5 handstand pushups, slow and easy - stomach touching the wall as I tell you in "Profound 70% Gorilla 30% Human Handstands". (currentl being translated into Spanish as well!!)

Lots of people think that is just an extension of Battletank Shoulders, you couldn't be more wrong. 

The latter course is #2, the former is #3, the workouts in #2 are probably tougher. 

But #3 preps you for FREESTANDING handstand pushups, my friend, and the workouts - well, try them on for size, by no means even approaching "easy" even for me. 

And that should tell you a lot. 

When doing handstand pushups, another mistake people make is not focusing and pushing up with  mostly LATS and again - forearms. 

People focus on "shoulders". 

Which is fine, shoulders are an integral part of the movement, but your LATS - again, that pesky back of the body I be talking so much about do - or should do - most of the work, as with pull-ups with grip taking over when it has to. 

The above might sound strange, but it's also a great way to work kinks etc out of the upper body (not "kink". Kinks. Hehe). 

I remember Uncle Bob once asking me after I got off the plane in China and made straight for the hill, posted about it on FB or something ; he saw it. 

"I See you've already climbed the hill! Great way to work the kinks etc out after that plane ride". 

So it is, my friend. 

So it is!

Life's good!

Back soon. 


Rahul Mookerjee

PS - The above email contains a LOT of tips. Read carefully!