This is a great article on progressing with the handstand push-up. It shows many ways to scale and get stronger. http://www.crossfitlondon.ca/wp/zero-to-10-handstand-pushups-hspu/
I used volume training to improve my HSPUs and it helped immensely. It requires that you train the movement for 20 minutes at a time, doing reps on the minute, then increasing the number of reps per minute each session. Three times a week was what I committed and it was well worth it. Let me know if you'd like details.
SWAMP MONSTER UPDATE: Lil Rach killed it! They didn't post all the final standings, but she ended up top 5 in her division. She really did great, especially on the run and pull-ups…best out of everyone! Rebecca and I were super proud watching her.
Workout of the Day:
– rest 5 minutes
Back squat 225/155