Monday, April 16, 2012

Exercise of the Day: Spider Push-ups

Here is your secret weapon for toning your abs and getting your upper body ready for swim suit and tank top season: Spider Push-ups! You'll be working your core, chest, and triceps overtime so be prepared, and because it is a full body workout, you also are maximizing the amount of calories you burn.

1-Begin in a plank position on your hands, being sure that your wrists, elbows, and shoulders are in line with one another and your core is engaged so you have a flat back.

2-As you lower yourself into a push-up, bend your right knee and bring it to meet your elbow, keeping your foot off the ground and parallel with your legs.

3-Exhale as you push yourself back up into the plank and bring your right foot back to its starting position.

4-Lower yourself into another push-up, this time bringing your left knee to your left elbow.

5-Exhale and return your body to the starting plank position. This is one repetition.

Do as many as you can until you can no longer keep form.

If your flexibility does not allow you to bring your knee all the way to your elbow, it is totally okay!! Just bring it forward as far as you can.

Want an extra challenge??? Elevate your feet on a plyo box or a step.


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