2 posts tagged cobra pushup
Slim ‘n Sexy Summer Arms (Printable Workout)
1. Tricep Dip in Reverse Plank x20
Get up onto your palms and heels and lift your butt off the mat, hips in line, pelvis up. Bend your elbows back as you touch your booty to the floor. Then straighten out again. MODIFICATION: Bring your heels closer to the body and bend your knees like you’re a coffee table.
2. Chest Press Pulses x30
Keeping your elbows together, simply pulse up! You will soooooooo feel this one in your chest without even try! One of my favorite moves in the world.
3. Pushup x10
You can do this on your knees or toes. Make sure you keep your eyes forward. DO NOT look underneath you!
4. Cobra Pushup x10
Begin in plank. Pretend there is a limbo pole right in front of you head. Slither your head underneath it…followed by your back, your butt, and your legs before you gull push up. MODIFICATION: Make the limbo stick higher :) If you’re having trouble, see my video on Advanced Pushup Variations.
5. Inverse Shoulder Press (Pushup) x10
Get into downward dog. Then scoot your hands closer to your legs. Look back at the toes. Now do a pushup and touch the top of your head to the mat. See demonstration video here. MODIFICATION: Don’t bring your hands so close to your feet.
6. One-Legged Cobra Pushup x10
Same as cobra pushup but one leg up! Do 10 on each side.
If you have any questions about the different types of pushups and how they look, please see my video on Advanced Pushup Variations.
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PS…Oops, Did I say “pushup” too many times in this workout :P
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