I did a push up challenge this week in my classes and one of the stars of the workout was the Cobra push up! Very graceful…maybe even a little seductive. This takes a lot of upper body strength so don’t be discouraged if you can’t do it with attempt #1.
This move works your chest, arms, and core.
A. Start in plank on palms
B. Then pretend you have a bar (limbo bar) in front of your head and try to bring your head under it, then your back as you lower yourself into a chest pushup. If you go low enough your chest will graze the mat.
C. Once you’ve slithered under the bar, come into a full cobra with straight arms
My first ever 30 min Pop Pilates!!! KILLER leg, ab, and arm workout! YOU MUST DO IT.
Songs, we’ve got a great mix:
"Grenade" by Bruno Mars "Stereo Love" by Edward Maya and Vika Jigulina "Cowboy Casanova" by Carrie Underwood "Forget You" by Cee Lo Green "Please Don’t Go" by Mike Posner "Marry You" by Bruno Mars "Take if Off" by Ke$ha "Rhythm of Love" by Plain White T’s
Alrighty! This was our first video made by request as suggested by a YouTube fan. I was so excited to film this one!
This workout was actually quite difficult. A lot of women are able to work out their core, but when it comes to upper body strength, men tend to be more naturally gifted with the ability to flex their power in this area - but only because they USUALLY are born with greater stature. This workout is designed to help you tone up your chest, shoulders, and arms without using any weights.
It’s just you and your mat, girlies.
The one move that will make you want to die is the shoulder circles. They are power in numbers and come at the end of the routine. Try not to stop! Finish it out!
Songs in this workout include: "She Wolf" by Shakira "Tik Tok" by Kesha "Starstruck" by Lady Gaga featuring Space Cowboy and Flo Rida