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Pilates Move of the Month Push Ups

This Months Move is the dreaded Push Up not your normal Push Up either we are going to do Tricep Push Ups, I have a love hate relationship with this move, I would love to be amazing at them but my arms obviously hate me as they just sometimes won't do what I want them to do. So I am going to work on this move  too and hopefully by the end of July I will be able to do 10 yes 10 (I've put it out there so I have to do it) full push ups.

 

 

Push Ups is not only a workout for the arms but the whole body so really it's a win win situation.  Breaking down the move and building it up each week/day you will be suprised at how quickly you will improve with this move and before you know it those arms, shoulders, back, chest, stomach, legs and bum will be more toned. Yes it really does work all of those parts, it is also a cardiovascular workout YOU will be out of breath from doing these.

Starting Position, on Knees.

 

 

Makesure that the hands are directly below the shoulders the Core is switched on (do not let the core go, this helps alot). You bend at the elbows letting the body come towards the floor as one and hugging the body with the elbows. Just go as low as you can, until eventually the chest is touching the floor.

 Starting position for a Full Push Up

Keep that core switched on.

 

Build it up slowly, just go as low as you can that your technique is still good.

 

Eventually you will be able to go all the way down, then if need be come onto the knees and push yourself up until you have built enough strength to stay in the full push up position.

We are also going to work on those shoulders, this may look a bit scary but start it slowly and you may see a common theme here but build it up slowly.

Pike Push Ups on Knees

 

Pike Push Up on Toes

Here is a little video of me doing each of the moves so you can see how they look.

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