Start in the up position (closely resembling downward facing dog). Start the Hindu pushup with your legs wide apart, your hands planted on the ground and your midsection raised high into the air so that your body forms an inverted "V." Make sure to keep your head down so you don't strain your neck.
Swoop down from the starting position in a controlled and paced way. The descent places lots of tension on your arms and upper chest so you might be tempted to just fall into the descent. Despite this, you should maintain control so that you end up in the down position with your back straight. From here, swing forward so that you arch your back and look up to the ceiling.
Push back up. This final stage is where the difference between the Hindu and the famous dive-bomber pushup comes in to play. While the dive-bomber requires that you bend your arms to come back to the starting position, with the Hindu version you keep your arms straight and bend your back to get to the starting position.
Get back to the starting position and repeat. Once you're back in your starting position you should immediately descend into the swoop and begin the process again.
25 Hindu Press Ups Challenge rules
- Complete 25 Hindu Press Ups - why not add them to your next work out ?
- NB Check out the video guide ... its much clearer than the picture
- Not all types of physical activity are suitable for everyone. Users take Challenges and training advice at their own personal risk.
“I've been a fan of these for awhile. I'm currently working on increasing the number of Hindu Pushup Burpees I can do consecutively, trying to increase them by one per day. Anyways, I was happy for the excuse to do a few more H. pushups.”
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Sheri L this challenge doesn't say how long to do them, so I will challenge myself to do them everyday for a week.
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Why not ask for some advice from other Challenge takers, or read some of the Challenge guides first?OK, I'll keep working at it!