Day 9 Climbing through push ups!

Today is a push up day and I’m bringing in a new push up to engage even deeper into the pectoral muscles!  I’m also throwing in some mountain climbers – just for some cardio core fun (always a good thing!)

3 moves today:

  • 8 Modified push ups
  • 8 Mountain climbers
  • 8 Modified WIDE push ups
  • Repeated X2

Starting first with a set of 8 modified push ups.  Yup – upping the reps.  You’re welcome 🙂

Next is mountain climbers.  From a high plank position – really making sure core is braced and shoulders are right over the wrists – pull 1 knee in to your chest, and step back.  Then repeat other leg.  You control your speed here – you can run it – or you can slow tap it .  Up to you.  But challenge yourself.  Get out of your comfort zone.  That’s where the good stuff happens!

Move 3 is another modified push up – but this time your hands are placed WIDE!!  Far outside the shoulders- so think about when you’re at the bottom of the pushup, your elbows should be directly over wrists.  This push up is delicious!!  You should feel this one deep in your chest muscles and go for a big range of motion here.

8 reps of each – repeated 2 times.  Crush it!!