DIVE BOMBER PUSHUPS
Dive-Bomber Pushup is often confused with the Dand or Hindu
Pushup. I'll go over what it is,
and what it isn't, and show how you can implement this awesome
full body exercise into your training routine.
||Start in the regular
pushup position with your hands directly under your shoulders.
To get into the Dive Bomber position, spread your feet shoulder
width apart and, keeping your legs as straight as you can, push
your backside into the air and your sternum down towards the
ground. Try to keep your back as straight as you can while leaning
back and stretching the hamstrings before beginning the movement.
||For the next movement
in the series, flare your elbows outward and lower your nose
toward an imaginary spot between your hands.
||Then, as if you were
trying to slide under a bar, flatten yourself out so that your
torso is parallel to the ground. (pic 3)
||This is the halfway
point of the entire exercise. Keeping your hips close to
the ground and your hands directly beneath your shoulders, drive
your head up towards the sky until you are looking straight
This is also where the controversy begins.
If I were performing Dands (or Hindu Pushups), I would simply
keep my arms straight and drive my hips back to position 1
in photo 1 and begin the series again.
To complete the Dive Bomber Pushup, I flare
my elbows out again and go from pictures 3 to 1. Those
that say Dive Bombers aren't as effective as Hindu Pushups
don't know what a real Dive Bomber is.
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