Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Day 7 of the 25 Pushup Challenge for the American Cancer Society

My left shoulder is still feeling a bit sensitive, so I wanted to do something that was a bit more supportive for those oh-so-mobile joints. Today I had my forearms flat to the ground and braced together for "shoulder pushup." You get a lot of trapezius, latissimus dorsi, leg and core work, and a little less work for stabilizing the joints themselves. 

The shape is like a downward dog but on the forearms, then you lower your nose to your thumbs (or the space in front of your thumbs) by bending more into your elbows. 

Stabilization of the arms is key to prevent mat-rash (ouch), and good body control. Neck in neutral so you don't hyperextend the cervical spine, and of course, BREATHE!

As I saw in the video - practice these against a wall, on an incline, on the knees... all good ways to strengthen through the upper body and build control! Thanks for tuning in - click the link here to make a donation 

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