Friday, July 22, 2011

Chest Fly Pushups

Got a new move for ya. I read about it in Oxygen. I think it's hard. Pushups are hard, but chest fly pushups are even harder. Trust me, and trust my 6:00AMers. Here's what you'll need:

Yep, that's it...well, except you'll also need to be on a smooth floor. Otherwise the gliding discs won't glide, and you need them to. If you don't have access to the discs, you can use two hand towels. They'll work just fine. What to do?

Put a mat or towel under your knees, this pushup variation on your knees. Even if your standard pushups rocks. Trust me. Now place a glider under each hand. Or a towel, like so:

Shoulder-width apart, hands right under your shoulders. Make sure your body is in one straight line from your shoulders to your hips and through to your knees. No butts in the air! And now, as you come down into your pushup, slide your right hand out until your elbow are bent to 90 degrees, then use your chest muscles to pull your hand back to your starting position. This, of course, is the modified version. As it gets easier, and as you develop strength, slide both hands out at the same time to bring yourself down into a pushup. Stay on your knees though. Pop up only if you perfect the full chest fly pushup on your knees.

Of course, this works your chest muscles. And your arms, even your core. Love it!

Lemme know how it goes.

REMINDER! Don't forget to enter my giveaway! You just might win two boxes of EcoTrek Fitness Whole Food Bars! (Contest ends at midnight EST on Friday, July 21, 2011).

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