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Push-Up Variation: Add In a Superman

Push-ups strengthen your upper body, and here's a variation that will also work the muscles in your back — just add in another no equipment necessary move, the superman.

Music: "Two of Us" by Aimee Mann and Michael Penn

To learn how to do this exercise,


  • Begin on your belly in the superman, or X position, with your arms and legs out wide.
  • Inhale and lift your head, arms, chest, and legs off the floor, like Superman.
  • Then as you exhale, lower your body and plant your palms and feet on the floor. Inhale to straighten your arms and lift into plank position (top of a push-up). Hold here briefly, then exhale and bend your elbows behind you as you lower down.
  • This counts as one repetition. Complete 20, or as many as you can in one minute.
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sunshinepointe sunshinepointe 7 years
I haven't watched the video yet but I love the song. Excellent music selection.
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
I agree! I cannot get my legs/arms up that high either.
kkatt kkatt 7 years
"You make it look so fluid and graceful. I doubt it will look that way when I do it, but I'm going to try. " - that is exactly what I was thinking!
nancita nancita 7 years
You make it look so fluid and graceful. I doubt it will look that way when I do it, but I'm going to try.
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