Sweeter than Serenity: Not Your Average Push-Up

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Not Your Average Push-Up

Push-ups are one of the best exercises for your body. They work your entire body, and work on both strength and stability. You can alter a push-up in a number of ways to mix things up, and above is a variation of the push-up called the "side push-up." With side push-ups, from the waist up you are set exactly the same way as a normal push-up. From the waist down, however, your legs and feet are turned to the side in the same way as an oblique plank. This isolates one side of your chest and work the obliques. Try doing ten on one side, and then ten on the other side. To modify this move, simply bend the knee of the bottom leg and let the shin rest on the floor, similar to push-ups from the knees. 

Sunday night one of my fellow group exercise instructors/best friends came to my group exercise class! She was my lovely photographer of these push-up pictures, and in return for taking them, I'm giving her a feature on the blog!

Meet Taylor! She's been one of my best friends for a few years, and we are both crazy about exercise and healthy lifestyles! She's a Cotton Physiology Graduate student here at the University of Arkansas (I know nothing about it, so don't even ask, haha!), and we met our freshman year in the honors dorm on campus! She's crazy random and one of the most loyal friends I've ever had! My life just wouldn't be as colorful without her!

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God Bless!


  1. Wow that looks difficult! I absolutely love working out but I'm definitely not the biggest fan of push ups. Or cardio. LOL! I'll do weights all day though!

    <3, Pamela

  2. Oh man! I'm going to have to try this!! Looks hard though, my chest is so weak compared to the rest of my body! Looks like a great exercise though!

    <3 Shannon

  3. Definitely going to try this now.
    Jessica xx

    1. Let me know what you think of it! My experience is people either love it or hate it, and I love it!