Upgrade Your Push-Ups: Atomic Push-Up

Upgrade Your Push-Ups: Atomic Push-Up

With a few simple tweaks, this classic move can become an even better toner. Build on a classic push-up.

Get into a straight-arm plank with hands a few inches outside of shoulders and feet on a stability ball (or in the loops of TRX suspension training bands.) Bend arms and lower chest to floor; push back up. Bring knees in toward chest, then kick them back out; repeat entire sequence.

Make it Harder: Go faster. Speed offers the added element of cardio.

Body Benefit: The ball creates instability which forces the muscles in your shoulders and core to work harder to maintain balance.

atomic-push-up-trx-700x700

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s