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.
- 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.
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.