3 posts tagged chest
Move of the Day: Pilates Press
Targets: Shoulders, back, chest, triceps, biceps, and abs
*Start in full push-up position, balancing on hands and toes. MAKE IT EASIER: Keep both knees on floor.
*Bend right knee 90 degrees so that toes point up.
*Bend elbows directly behind you, keeping arms close to body, and lowering only a few inches toward floor. Press back up.
*Do 8 to 10 reps. Switch legs and repeat to complete 1 set.
*Do 2 sets!!!
Move of the day: Cobra Push Up
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
D. Then come back to plank and repeat
Move of the Day: Scorpion Push Up
Works your chest, shoulders, triceps, and abs.
A. Start out in a plank on toes and palms.
B. Push down into a low push-up and bend your elbows out to 90 degrees as you swing hip open.
C. Now return to A.
Do as many as you can! Then switch sides. This is an advanced move, so you can try it on your knees first if you’re just starting out.