Pilates Pushup

The Pilates pushup emphasizes strength and stamina while also challenging correct alignment and stabilization.

Step by step instructions

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Exercise Steps 1

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Stand straight with your legs together.

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Exercise Steps 2

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Tuck your chin and begin to curl down through your spine, bringing your hands to the floor.

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Exercise Steps 3

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Walk your hands out to a plank position.

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Exercise Steps 4

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Press into your hands, bend your elbows to the side to lower your chest down.

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Exercise Steps 5

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Press into your hands and straighten your arms, lifting the chest to a plank position.

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Exercise Steps 6

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Walk your hands back to your toes.

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Exercise Steps 7

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To stand, curl up one vertebrae at a time.

Mistakes and Tips

  1. To modify, keep your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor.
  2. Stretches the front of your body while strengthening your back, arms, and hamstrings.
  3. As you press into your hands and feet, feel as if you're lifting to the ceiling. Try not to feel as if you're sinking to the floor.