I came up with
Lazy Dog pushups when I received emails from people wanting
a variation to the Dive
Bomber pushups in
BODYWEIGHT CONDITIONING MOD. 1. Just like
most of the exercises on this web site and the Mod. 1, don't
be fooled by it's simplistic appearance. Throwing
Lazy Dogs into your routine will quickly show you just where
you're lacking in strength! This seemingly simple
looking exercise will challenge your leg and upper body conditioning
like few exercises can!
For those of
you that already have the SCRAPPER
BODYWEIGHT CONDITIONING MOD. 1,
feel free to substitute Lazy Dogs anywhere Dive Bombers are
used. Make sure you drop me an email
let me know how they work!
||Start in the regular
pushup position with your hands directly under your shoulders.
To get into the beginning Lazy Dog 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. (pic 1)
This is only the initial transition! You won't get back
into this position until your next set of Lazy Dogs!
||Bend your knees so
that your shins are parallel to the ground.
On the "down"
command, straighten your legs out and push yourself forward
to the upright pushup position. Make sure that your hands
are directly under your shoulders! (pic 3)
This position is not held for any
length of time! You will flow from the position in pic. 1
through this position directly into the next position!
down to the ground while keeping your elbows close to your
ribcage. (pic 4)
On the "up" command, press yourself straight into
the position shown in pic. 3 and drop yourself back to the
position shown in pic. 2. Once you are back in the position
shown in pic. 2, you have completed one rep.
To learn how to incorporate
Lazy Dogs and various other full body exercises into your
check out the SCRAPPER
BODYWEIGHT CONDITIONING MOD. 1!