Following yesterday’s post about handstand pushups, I had few people suggest the video below. What you’ll see within are several variations and progressions. And while the physical displays are certainly impressive, I also enjoyed the advice about how long it will take to achieve such abilities. The words spoken within can be applied to almost any challenging feat. The take home lesson is simple. Once you are passionate about your work, you won’t worry about time. You’ll enjoy each part of the process.
It is also worth stating the obvious. Exercises such as handstand pushups were much more popular in previous generations. Unfortunately, due to the commercial nature of the industry today, such exercises don’t receive nearly as much attention. An exercise that can be performed anywhere doesn’t offer much in return for gyms and equipment manufacturers. Overnight gurus also tend to shy away from the exercise based on the time that is required to master it.
Fortunately, those able to see past the industry’s deception will recognize the potential of this tremendous exercise. Not only can it be performed anywhere, the upper body strength benefits are difficult to match.
“Simplicity is an acquired taste. Mankind, left free, instinctively complicates life.” – Katharine Fullerton Gerould