Freestanding Handstand Pushups are one of the most advanced styles of pushups. In order to perform this exercise, a solid freestanding handstand is a requirement. While it is easy to cheat the position when performing this exercise against a wall, maintaining a straight handstand throughout the entire exercise is of utmost importance when performing a freestanding handstand pushup. For best results, keep the lower back tight during the ‘push up’ phase. Scale by performing handstand pushups against the wall.