T-Turn (w/ push up)
photos taken from here.
Muscles Worked: Core, chest, triceps, shoulders and stabilizers.
1.)Start in push up position, making sure that your hands are under your shoulders, your back is flat and your head is in line with your spine.
2.) Squeeze your core in, perform 1 push up.
3.) Return to start and turn to one side so that you are in a side plank. Hold for a few seconds and return to start.
4.) Perform another push up and turn to the other side. (1 rep)
5.) Repeat for 10 reps (or build up to 10 reps)
*This is an advanced exercise. If it is too challenging, start building endurance by holding a plank and work up to modified push ups (on your knees) and then traditional pushups. You can also make it easier by doing the plank to side plank and taking out the push up or doing every other one. I like this exercise because I find it challenging to do 10 push ups in a row, but find I am able to do more with the “break” in between. I also love side planks.
Give it a shot and let me know what you think! Come back tomorrow for a GREAT giveaway!