Freestanding Handstand Pushups are one of the most advanced styles of pushups. In order to perform this exercise, a solid freestanding handstand hold is a requirement. While you may be able to cheat the position when performing handstand pushups against the wall, maintaining a straight body position is of utmost importance when performing this without the assistance of a wall. For best result, keep the lower back tight during the ‘push up’ phase. Scale by performing handstand pushups against the wall.