Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Pushup variety

Pushups are one of those great but simple exercises that we all have done. Sometimes you just need some variety to change things up to achieve new results. Here are some different kinds of pushups you can try.

Extra wide pushup- hands wider than shoulder width

Narrow pushup-hands almost touching one another

Alternating lateral shuffle pushup-Start in a regular pushup position. Move your right hand to the left until the two hands are next to each other. Now you can slide your left hand out until your hands are shoulder width again. Do a pushup and repeat this process, this time moving to your right and doing another pushup. This is 1 rep.

Diamond pushup-Form a diamond with your thumbs and index fingers

One-arm pushup-Do a pushup on your right hand on the floor and left hand on the box. Switch hands and repeat. This is 1 rep.

Crossover box pushup-Do a one arm pushup with your left hand on the box. Then, from the starting position lift your right hand and place it beside your left hand on the box. Then move your hand down to the floor so your hands are shoulder width. Perform a pushup. That's 1 rep.

Spiderman pushup-Start off in a regular pushup position. Lower your body to the ground while simultaneously lifting your right leg off the floor. Bend your right knee and bring it towards to right elbow. The ending position should be with your right knee and right elbow almost touching. Return to the starting position and repeat for the other side.

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