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I'm doing some handstand pushups and am still struggling getting the full range of motion in the exercise. When I do them, I can get about 1/3 to half way down to the floor but not all the way. It seems like I'm going lower with every day I do them but I'm not 100% sure.

 

How important is it for me to get the full range of motion (i.e., getting my head all the way down to the floor) while I'm beginning the exercise? Can doing the partial exercise help me build the strength to go further down?

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I'm doing some handstand pushups and am still struggling getting the full range of motion in the exercise. When I do them, I can get about 1/3 to half way down to the floor but not all the way. It seems like I'm going lower with every day I do them but I'm not 100% sure.

 

How important is it for me to get the full range of motion (i.e., getting my head all the way down to the floor) while I'm beginning the exercise? Can doing the partial exercise help me build the strength to go further down?

Yes partials can potentially cause you to build the strength to go all the way down. I've heard you build some strength 20 degrees beyond the angle within which you do the movement. So if you slowly increase the ROM then partials can still work.

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