Make this a stand-alone Quickie or add it to your next strength circuit. Lots of core involved. As for the pushups, if it’s not your strong point right now, the only way to get better is to do your pushups often — at least several times per week. If you don’t give up you WILL see progress. You ready for this Quickie?
- Start in plank position with hands close together, then shift both arms to the right (hands wide) and complete one pushup. Feet should stay planted.
- Move both arms back to center (hands close together).
- Shift both arms to the left (hands wide), then complete one pushup.
- Complete 10-20 alternating reps.
INSTRUCTIONS, PROPER FORM & MODIFICATIONS
- The side-to-side movement of your upper body resembles a pendulum-pattern.
- Be mindful to keep your body in a straight plank. Don’t drop your hips.
- If you’re doing modified pushups (on your knees), the rest of the movement remains the same. It can be done.
- Alternatively, do as many full body reps as you can, then finish the remaining plank-pushups on your knees.
- Never give up.