Saturday, February 28, 2009

Ouch....but oh so good!

I've been doing 3 sets of 10, very good exercise!

Watch your form with this one, have a partner check to make sure your back and neck are in neutral alignment. Be sure to breath out on the lift portion. DON'T HOLD YOUR BREATH! Even harder, ask your partner to add a 10-20 pound plate to your upper back. I actually push to complete fatique with this one.

12 comments:

Wes said...

during my P90X workout, I can do like six of these... LOL... But this after doing like 3 other sets of different push ups. Ouchee! :-)

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Oh my gosh! I struggle enough with regular pushups. Way to rock it!

IronBob (spawning?? at IMAZ 08) said...

But, you know, on our favorite show BL, one of the challenge questions was "what is better for you long term, push ups or squats". Squats won since it gives you more range of motion, more calories, blah blah blah. Since they are so accurate on everything else they show during the program...

teacherwoman said...

That's just nasty! LOL

RunToFinish said...

hoooly cow I'm still trying to do regular push ups, i bow at your exercise bench

RunToFinish said...

hoooly cow I'm still trying to do regular push ups, i bow at your exercise bench

X-Country2 said...

That would be a bloddy nose waiting to happen. :o)

Way to kick butt!

Missy said...

Guuurrrl, my poor little Olive Oil arms would fall off and I'd have the bloody nose to prove it...after I drove my face into the floor. OUCH. I need to suck it up and give this one a try.

billpierce said...

Hey, I do a modified version of that. I use dumbbells on the floor, and grip them versus having my palms on the floor. I also spread them really wide, emphasizing my pecs over my tris. They are very effective. They've contributed to my Alta Cocker Illustrated cover model body. For a change of pace, I'll slow to 8 counts down, 8 counts up.

The form on the video could have been improved. Notice a slight crane in his neck. He should be looking down more with his neck aligned with spine. When you become a certified trainer, I'm confident that you'll notice things like that. I'm not a certified PT, but I'm a certified nut job.

Kala Marie said...

Ah, upper body... My weakness!

Shannon said...

BP~your right about the crane in the neck! Thanks for catching that you hunk of burning love...

ShirleyPerly said...

Oh yes, those are tough! I'm happy doing push-ups on flat ground for now :-)