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press to handstand

+ 45-60 MIN.

When you are ready to level up your body weight gymnastics training, the press to handstand is a great movement to learn.

The Press to Handstand program addresses the challenges people face when trying to unlock this skill. Throughout the plan, you'll focus on building compression strength, shoulder mobility, and timing required for a smooth transition from the ground to a fully extended handstand position.

This program is designed by elite coaches, who understand the nuances of each stage of the press to handstand.

Through progressive drills and tailored exercises, you'll gradually develop the necessary strength, mobility, and proprioception to execute a flawless press to handstand with confidence.

about the Press to Handstand Foundations plan

This program will focus on two specific areas of the Press to Handstand: strength for the handstand and compression for efficiency of movement. The drills will slowly ramp up in difficulty as you progress through the plan.

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This app has truly high quality content, it has very targeted, and specialized exercises and workouts customized for your current fitness level.


The workouts are so well thought out that I never feel like I overdo it on one muscle, I am that perfect amount of sore everywhere the next day and the best part is I can actually SEE the improvement.


Easy to follow with well thought out incremental progressions

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dave durante performing swinging on gymnastics rings for a power monkey fitness course

meet your coach

dave durante

NCAA All-American at Stanford University
Multiple Time US National Champion
Multiple Time World Team Member
2008 Olympic Team Member
Co-Owner of Power Monkey Fitness

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press to handstand foundations

Before starting your Press to Handstand training, you'll complete an assessment that will identify strength and mobility deficiencies.

Once you are placed in a level, you'll work through proper technique and movement patterns to master your dream skill, injury free.

Turn your weaknesses into strengths.

Sample day of programming in the Press to Handstand Program in the Power Monkey Training app.
features + benefits


Have a question about a drill within your Press to Handstand program?

Reach out to us in the Power Monkey Training app!

Select the chat bubble on the home screen and send your questions to the Power Monkey Fitness team.

Want us to take a look at your current form or confirm you're completing the drills correctly? Send us a photo or video and we can coach you through the movement.

We're committed to helping you reach your goals and that means being accessible to you throughout your training cycle.

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programs built by elite athletes

Gymnastics programs designed by Dave Durante and Colin Geraghty. Weightlifting programs built by Mike Cerbus.

semi-individualized programs

Strength and mobility assessments will build a program based on your skill level and attack your weaknesses.

in app chat

Chat with the Power Monkey coaches about your progress, specific movement drills. Send us photos/videos to assess your form!

Features + Benefits

Movement VIdeo Library

With over 1200 high-quality instructional videos, we've curated a treasure trove of exercises, techniques, and movements designed to elevate your physical capabilities.

Each video is expertly crafted by our elite Power Monkey coaches and trainers, ensuring clear instructions and demonstrations to guide you every step of the way. With our easy-to-navigate interface, you can quickly find the perfect video to target specific muscle groups, improve flexibility, and enhance your strength.

The best part? You'll be able to access the Power Monkey movement video library with the free subscription to the app. No paid subscription required!

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