exercises at “beginning” of workout
for maximum benefit and improvement.
Pick a safe level; never be unsafe or exceed your capacity to “control” your
Place feet slightly wider than shoulder
Reach arms overhead and bring hips up
into an inverted position.
Extend arms overhead and lockout elbows.
Your arms should be exactly in line with your spine and reaching straight out
from the shoulders.
Lower upper body and forehead towards
Push back up into the inverted Pike
position. Your back once again should be in alignment with the straight
Tips: Push ups are usually thought of as "arms and
chest" exercises but they are underrated as "core" exercises and especially the
advanced push ups. The Pike is a great push up to ease into the inverted
type positions. You can always limit how far you go down until you gain
the added overhead reach strength and needed shoulder mobility.
This exercise is intended for "normal healthy"
If you have an injury, or abnormal pain is present,
see your physician or a certified physical
therapist before continuing your exercises.
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