Because I Was Inverted - Going Upside Down

If you're older than 30, this image likely jolted deep memories of your childhood.  If you're younger than 30, there was a semi-iconic cheesy movie in the 80s called "Top Gun," and phones had rotary dials that calloused your finger tips...Google it.  

Going upside down (literally) is something most adults no longer do.  The Pike Pushup builds confidence, pressing & core strength, and shoulder stability.  The Pike Pushup is a natural extension of pushup and pressing mechanics.  

Even if you don't have pushups, you can begin exploring the Pike Pushup.  Once you have pushups, you can begin elevating your feet in the Pike Pushup.

  • Begin and end with arms straight and in-line with your ears; pull your chest towards your legs and look back at your feet to help make this happen
  • Lower your body by rocking forward onto your toes; aim your head just beyond your fingertips
  • Spin elbows BACK, not out
  • When your head touches the ground, your forearms should be nearly vertical (elbows directly over wrists); similar to the bottom of a pushup

Press & Pike Pushup have the same top position. Pull chest through, arms by ears, tight belly

Press & Pike Pushup have the same bottom position. Forearms nearly vertical and NOT flared out

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