Well, I am just working on throwing my legs up and holding the hand stand. I am still learning how to control it. I have only been working on them for a little over a week. I started using a wall to help "spot" me. BIG HELP.
I got inspired by the female platform divers at the olympics in Rio this year. They have so much control over their bodies. I was sitting there thinking to myself, "I need to learn how to do that!"
As far as nagging pains, I have never really had any in my upper body (lucky?,) so I can't vouch for that. I have really increased my pull-up and dips volume using bodyweight. I really feel like it has helped my physique for sure. I am definitely working towards more general athleticism this whole year.