Movement Bank: Push-Up Plank to Pike
Push-ups are a goal of many of our members. They’re an illusive movement, especially for some female clients. Ultimately, falling short in the push-up isn’t always from a lack of upper body strength, but rather a loss of connection between the upper body and the core.
Add the push-up plank to pike in your routine, even if it’s as a recovery move, to solidify a quality push-up!
1) Start in push-up position. Your feet are a comfortable distance apart and hands are under your shoulders.
2) Glide your butt back and up towards the sky. Keep pushing back until your ears end up between your shoulders. If you lack the mobility to get that far, bend your knees.
3) Dial your hands into the floor like your twisting them into the sand.
4) Pull your body back to the push-up plank position, continuing to dial your hands.
5) Finish with a hard lockout, squeezing your quads and butt.