5 Minute Workouts • 5m 49s
Push-ups are an advanced exercise. Sometimes we don't have the ab strength, shoulder mobility, shoulder strength or arm strength to perform a push-up. These 5 progressions will give your body tools to eventually perform a standard pushup. We start with core stability, add shoulder strength, then work through different ranges of motion to get the most out of this FANTASTIC exercise:
#1 Quadruped Scapular Retraction
#2 Core Stabilization Quad to Plank
#3 Bear Walk
#4 Woodpecker Push-Up
#5 Modified Push-Up from floor
I use these for my kids too! Pushups are an advanced exercise – but a WONDERFUL exercise.
Up Next in 5 Minute Workouts
Triceps Dip Modifications
Dips are a wonderful exercise for the triceps (arms), upper back and deltoids (shoulders). If dips bother your wrists or elbows, follow one of these four substitutions.
#1 Modification - dips using hexagon weights
#2 Modification - dips using a bench
#3 Substitution - kneeling triceps extension...
Stretch Dynamic: Running Warm Up
Take 5 minutes to prepare your body for a run. Great for any distance!