Meet the Stair Pushup/Walkouts

Merry Christmas everyone!  I hope you had a wonderful long holiday weekend with friends and family.  Today marked another day at home for me and I have to say it felt kind of weird.  But it left me once again looking for some exercises that I can do without equipment.

My stairs always provide a fun challenge, and I often find myself crawling up them, doing pushups on my way up, or even jump squats.

This turned out to be a great exercise aimed at core and shoulder stability!

  • Start in a solid pushup position with neutral spine, hands just outside your shoulder and the head working as an extension of your spine.
  • Complete a pushup first, retracting the shoulder blades as you lower down and protracting them as your push out.
  • Then begin to walk your hands up to the next stair and continuing on depending on how far you can safely reach.
  • The goal is to maintain your neutral spine and minimize shifting your weight from side to side.
  • Make sure to alternate which arm you use to walk up the stairs.

Cheers!

-S

Published by shawnfarmersese

I'm Shawn, Performance Coach at Golfletica in Bellevue, Wa. I specialize in bringing out the awesome in athletes, especially golfers. 13 years ago I graduated from the home of the 2010 FCS Football Champions (Go Eags!) with a degree in Exercise Science and a broken down body from playing college golf. That lead to my mission to help the world move better, with less pain and killer dance moves. Thanks to the help of my partner in crime Dr. Harry Sese, not only am I playing pain free golf but I get to witness lives change everyday through the power of teamwork. Check out more at our website www.nwsportsperformance.com

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