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.
I apologize for the absence as of late! Lot’s of irons on the fire at once and certain things had to take priority; such as my wedding this Saturday!! Super excited to be marrying the love of my life, Melissa Da Costa, or I should say Melissa Da Costa Wilson after this weekend. So that’s been a high priority, but in addition to that, Melissa and I will be welcoming our little baby Sofia Delilah to the world late Sept/early Oct!! Two huge life events and I couldn’t be more excited! There’s no one else I would rather spend the rest of my life with or raise a child with than Melissa.
But enough of the mushy stuff!! This is a fitness site! I am currently working on a piece for you guys in conjunction with a lot of my fellow professionals in the field. Once I get everyone’s responses, I’m going to start putting them together into weekly installments. It’s gonna be a great resource to utilize so make sure to keep coming back and checking for new updates on it!
In addition to working on that article for you guys, I’m also dusting off the old design hat and getting back at that! Check out my Design Facebook page “Good Rep Design” and my multimedia website “My Friend of Media.” No matter what you need, we can figure out a solution to get you up and running in no time! Logo creation, t-shirt design, document layout, video editing; you name it, we got you! Check out this sample I created for this site:
To pass the time until then however, I have a series of videos I’ll be posting that I shot while doing my internship for Fusion Mixed Martial Arts. This first one is a little tutorial on the kettlebell swing. Pretty simple, nothing crazy. Great tool to use for multiple applications. As I mention in the video, not only will I use kettlebells for workouts, but also for warmup to get my posterior chain and hips firing on all cylinders. Give it a view, and then subscribe to my buddy Marc Balistreri’s YouTube page for helping me shoot and edit this bad boy down!
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!