Hey guys! Another instructional today for ya. This is another fun one, especially on those “Push” days. This is going to smoke your core, your horizontal push, and your vertical push like crazy. They’re called……
The movements are simple: a push-up followed by a handstand push-up. Where the real challenge comes in is the transition between the two. You start off in a standard push-up position with your feet right next to a wall. After completing the push-up, you maintain that plank position and begin walking your hands back while simultaneously walking your feet up the wall until you achieve the handstand position. From them perform your standard handstand push-up, then walk it out back to the regular push-up position. Confused? Yeah, me too. Here’s a video to help clarify:
As I mentioned earlier, this combination movement hits on both vertical and horizontal pushing planes of motion as well as giving an incredible core workout due to the fact that you must maintain a rigid core throughout.
I DO NOT recommend this movement for beginners as the core demands are very high and the handstand push-up is an advanced technique. For experienced lifters or athletes, this would be a great choice to get the heart rate up.
So tonight, for those of you who were able to make it to my conditioning class, I shared a personal story about how I realized too late something I should have worked on more. I asked you all to try to think of at least one facet of your MMA game that you know you avoid because you aren’t that strong with it and share it here under the comments. This is your chance to get it off your chest and allow myself and your fellow brothers here at Fusion to help you make your weaknesses your greatest strengths.
Below is a cover photo I made that you are all free to snag and use as your cover photos on facebook if you like!