Hi all I'm new to the forums =)
I'm currently following this routine...it was modified from an old routine where I did 60 elevated pushups and 60 squats instead of handstand pushups and pistols, till I was told I needed to incorporate strength training. Thing is. I dont have easy access to weights, which is why I'm using only my bodyweight.
Jump rope 6mins
Handstand pushups till failure - I'm currently at around 8-9
Pistol x 40 per leg (all I can manage currently)
Elevated Dibs x 60
Crunches x 50
5 sets of the above
Question is, I'm finding this routine pretty tough....by the 4th set I can barely do a handstand anymore, and when I finally get into one I can only manage around 8 halfway down pushups before I fold like a taco....
So, considering this is a much tougher routine, how often should I carry this out to maximise strength gain and minimise injury?
Also, any suggestions or modifications will be greatly welcomed (for example, should I keep the handstand pushups seperated, or bunch them together with 30 secs rest between them?)
I'm training for martial arts, to build bigger shoulders and to lower body fat (is that too many goals ^^)