Reaching Push-Up

Aka 'Superman'.


I love coming across new exercises, or re-discovering older ones. Yesterday I watched an old show on Jackie Chan's stunt training, and noticed a push-up variation that doesn't seem to get much attention : the Reaching Push-Up (pictured). Simply move your hands out in front of your body and perform push-ups as normal.

As with the ab rollout (if using the full ROM), this push-up variation places more stress on the lower back; whilst giving the abs and shoulders a little more to think about. Very unusual.


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