A good all-body workout can be achieved by using your own body weight. You can build strength, balance and flexibility, which can build a strong core. The Pikes Peak Push-Up is such a move.
You place your body into a downward dog position; in other words, your hands and toes are on the floor, with your body forming a triangle or a peak.
Automatically your hamstrings and spine begin to stretch. You create upper body and core strength, and balance when you perform the move. The Pike Peak Push-Up is a challenging move, and it is recommended for those who want to go the next level in their fitness performance.
- Come into a downward dog position.
- Place feet hip-distance apart.
- Engage the abdominals and maintain straight legs, depending on your hamstring flexibility.
- Place the hands wider than your shoulders.
- Come up on your toes, lifting the heels off the floor.
- Notice how your glutes lift higher toward the ceiling.
- Look between your hands.
- Maintain a long spine, strong abs and legs.
- Bend your elbows to a 90-degree angle.
- Don’t allow your face/nose to hit the floor.
- Then straighten the arms. That’s one pike peak push-up.
- Perform as many as you can.