How To Do A Pike Push-Up

The Pike Push-Up Is A Bodyweight Strength Training Exercise That Works Core, Biceps and Shoulders


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  • Step onto mat. Place hands shoulder width, and feet hip width.
  • Lift tailbone and place your body in an inverted V pike position.
  • Knees straight but not locked.
  • Head positioned between arms.
  • Bend elbows and slowly lower until forehead touches mat.
  • Slowly push up to starting pike position.
  • Maintain spinal stability and control throughout exercise.
  • Keep your breath steady and avoid straining.

ERRORS: Lifting shoulders toward ears. Looking up. Straining.

MODIFICATIONS: If you begin to lose control of the exercise, move only part of the way down.

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How To Do A Bench Pike Push-Up

The Bench Pike Push-Up Is A Bodyweight Exercise That Strengthens Core, Arms, Shoulders

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  • Place hands shoulder width on floor and feet slightly apart on bench.
  • Position yourself into a pike (inverted V). Crown of head in line with tailbone.
  • Curl toes under.
  • Bend elbows outward and slowly lower while aiming forehead toward floor.
  • Stop when your forehead is an inch from the floor.
  • Slowly push-up to the start position.
  • Maintain shoulder and hip stabilization throughout.
  • Repeat movement for desired repetitions.

ERRORS: 1) Arching your back. 2) Shrugging shoulders. 3) Looking up. 4) Lifting palms off floor.

MODIFICATIONS: Lower only part of the way down.

EQUIPMENT: Weight Bench

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Zesty Vegan Ketchup Recipe

Zesty Ketchup

Quick Recipe – Spiced with Cayenne and Paprika

Cooking Tools: Food Processor, Large Cooking Pot
  • 3 quarts tomato sauce
  • 2 large onions minced
  • 1 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 2 teaspoons celery seed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cloves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • Salt to taste
  • Place all ingredients in food processor. Blend until smooth.
  • Place mixture in a large cooking pot.
  • Cook over medium heat stirring continuously until mixture becomes thick.
  • Store in ketchup bottles.

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