Just taking a break from the awesome lunge here to honor the pushup.  Molly Gabriath of Girls Gone Strong posted this variation today and I instantly fell in love with it!

Here is the reality of pushups for me:  I just flat out suck at them.

But, that doesn’t stop me from constantly striving to get better.  And I have to say that this variation is the first time I felt like there might be a chance for me.

All this requires is a super band that can be attached up high.  Pull is down and around your waste and then set up in a solid pushup position.  That means neutral spine, glutes activated, head in a neutral position and hands just outside your shoulders.  The beauty here is that you will be lowering down with your own weight and then have the slight assistance of the band to return to the start position.

I struggle most with getting depth to my pushups, even on the incline.  Some of that has to do with the length of my arms and torso, it’s just not ideal for this exercise.  So this was incredible to get that extra few inches on the way down to fulling feel my shoulders, chest and core engage.

Check it out and give it try!

-S

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