How To Do An Incline Push-Up With Rotation

The Incline Push-Up With Rotation Is An Upper Body Strength and Core Stabilization Exercise

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Begin in a high plank position with feet hip-width apart and arms extended.
  • Place hands on a flat bench or other elevated platform, slightly wider than shoulder-width.
  • Draw in the abdomen and contract the glutes to maintain the body in a straight line.
  • Perform a push-up as normal, lowering your body within your range of control.
  • At the top of the motion rotate the body and reach the arm toward the ceiling.
  • Allow the feet to rotate naturally while maintaining stability.
  • Return to high plank position and perform for desired number of repetitions.
  • Keep the body stable.
  • Avoid shrugging shoulders.

MODIFICATION

Eliminate the bench. Perform a standard push-up on an exercise mat, and then rotate into a side plank.

PREREQUISITE

Ability to perform a standard push-up on an exercise mat and a side plank.

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How To Do A Dumbbell Bulgarian Split Squat

  • Stand with feet hip width apart. Hips point forward.
  • Lift lift one leg onto bench as shown in video.
  • Maintain neutral spine.
  • Grab the dumbbells and place them at your sides. Brace the core.
  • Place most of your weight on the supporting leg.
  • Drop the knee down until it is 1-2 inches off the ground maintaining a slight forward torso angle.
  • At the bottom of the movement the knee angle on supporting leg is positioned slightly behind the toes.
  • Repeat for desired number of repetitions.
  • Change sides and repeat exercise. Maintain good posture throughout.
  • Repeat for the desired number of repetitions on opposite leg.
MODIFICATIONS: 1) Place one or two hands on a wall for support. 2) Perform the exercise without equipment.
TECHNIQUE: 1) Avoid lifting the heel on the supporting foot. 2) The knee on the supporting leg should not collapse inward while lowering. 3) For good balance, the foot on the bench should lie flat. 4) Adjust the height of the bench so that it’s in line with your knee. 5) Avoid rocking back. 6) Keep knee slightly behind toes. 7) Standing too far away from the bench will cause loss of balance. 8) To avoid loss of balance, have someone hand you the dumbbells, or place them on a nearby bench.

How To Do A Stability Ball Russian Twist

The Stability Ball Russian Twist Improves Core And Shoulder Strength


To Make The Russian Twist More Difficult Place Inflated Discs Under Each Foot Or Hold A Medicine Ball

  • Form a bridge position on the stability ball with feet hip width, knees at right angles.
  • Position your mid back to your head on the ball.
  • Raise both arms to a parallel position above shoulders. Press hands together.
  • Slowly rotate upper body to the right resting your weight on your right shoulder.
  • Return slowly to start position.
  • Repeat the movement to the left.
  • Continue twisting side-to-side for desired repetitions.
  • Return to start postion.
  • Walk feet toward the ball until you reach a seated position.
  • Slowly rise up and off the ball.

Modifications: 1) Reduce the amount of air in the ball. 2) Perform fewer repetitions.

Technique: Maintain stability as you move. Use the correct size stability ball where your knees create a 90 degree angle. Point feet forward and avoid sagging.


How To Do A Single Leg Hammer Curl

The Single Leg Hammer Curl Develops Core, Bicep and Forearm Strength


  • Hold a dumbbell in each hand. Feet shoulder width.
  • Stand on left foot.
  • Raise right foot a few inches off floor.
  • Slowly raise and lower dumbbells.
  • Perform desired repetitions.
  • Switch to standing on right foot.
  • Repeat desired repetitions while standing on right foot.
  • Stand upright with good posture throughout the exercise.

Modifications: 1) Use lighter dumbbells. 2) Perform fewer repetitions.

Technique: The goal is hip and shoulder stabilization while moving the weights. Modify the exercise, if your body sways or you lose your balance. Avoid arching your back or bringing head and shoulders forward.