Exercise Description

What are the Pike Push Ups?

The Pike Push Ups is a variation of the traditional push up that is perfect for improving the shoulder strength and practice for the handstand push ups.

This exercise has some variations as it can ve performed on the ground on placing the feet in a higher place such as a box. The higher you place your feet, the harder the exercise will be, as it will be more similar to the handstand push ups and you will have more weight over your shoulders.

 

Technique Specifications

- We would recommend to look to the ground while performing the push up as it will be the same technique that you will use in the future handstand push ups.

- Control the descent.

- Don't let your elbows flare out at any moment during the exercise.

 

Main Muscles Worked

The main muscles worked in the Pike Push Ups are:

- Main Muscles: Anterior deltoid and triceps.

- Secondary Muscles: Pectoralis majors (clavicular), Lateral Deltoid, Trapezius and Serratus. 

El Pike Push Ups es una variación del push up tradicional que es perfecto para mejorar la fuerza del hombro y la práctica de los push ups de pie. Este ejercicio tiene algunas variaciones, ya que puede realizarse en el suelo al colocar los pies en un lugar más alto, como sobre una caja. Cuanto más alto coloque los pies, más difícil será el ejercicio.