Back | One-leg Sliding Pushup Reach


This is crazy.  Ben Bruno is an animal!  Give this a shot and let us know how it goes!

This is a progression of stationary sliding pushup reaches where both feet are in contact with the floor. Switching to one leg decreases the base of support and increases the rotary stability demands quite a bit.

In the past I’ve increased the difficult of sliding pushup reaches by adding a weight vest or just doing a ton of reps, but I started noticing that both of those methods increased the difficulty more so for the shoulders rather than the core, and since I do this one primarily as a “core” exercise, that wasn’t working as well for what I’m looking to do. Plus, I like to do my core work at the end of an upper body workout, and it was hard to do that when my shoulders were tired.

Switching to one leg increases the core demands without increases the upper body demands, making it a better option for my goals.

You can do all the reps on one side and then switch to the other side or do them in alternating fashion like I’m doing in the video.

Also, if they’re too hard from pushup position, you can actually do the same exercise on your knees and it’s still pretty darn good.

 


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