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Because a standard push up isn’t difficult enough

Surprise surprise: I have been slacking on my word to try a new Spartan WOD every week. I am a huge fan of excuses, so I’ll give you one. 

I had an abnormal amount of energy during one of my workdays, so I opted for lunch-break jog instead of my regular break-time stroll in BEVMO. Admittedly I felt slightly douchebaggy for changing into my gym clothes midday and jogging around my work’s neighborhood, but I didn’t let that bring me down. I ran two miles under 19 minutes and did 100 squats in the bathroom while watching the door that does not lock and hoping none of my coworkers would catch me in my sports bra and yoga pants squatting in front of the mirror. 

I felt pumped. I never have energy during work, and I never workout during my lunch. Fast forward 24 hours, and I had a stuffy nose, my voice is a sexy-octave lower, and I am suddenly weak.

I blame it on my run.

So needless to say, I’ve been slacking.

I am finally feeling better, and I have started to hit the gym regularly again this week. Although I have yet to do a full Spartan WOD, I have been taking a few of the recommended exercises and adding them to my routines. One in particular is called the “Dive Bomber Push Up”. 

For this push up you do not want a flat back, but instead have your butt in the air in an upside down V-shape. Luckily for me I decided to try this exercise in my new skin-tight yoga pants and got a record amount of looks at the gym. 

Once in a V-shape, you want to slide your body down without hitting the floor, and arch your back as if you are a sexy mermaid. The only difference between me and the mermaid is the amount of strain in my face, and the unattractive grimace of pain. 

Here is a link to the instructions: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66-v0AaANHk

This push up is extremely challenging, but I can’t help but love it. I’ve been trying to do three sets of 10; usually by number six I need a break. I feel this exercise in my arms, stomach, back, chest and the weird little muscle that goes down my side and I’ll assume it’s the latissimus dorsi: commonly known as the lat(s).

I am getting a little bit better with this exercise and can finally do a full set of 10 without taking a break from my position. 

So there’s a review of something at least. I am a little too unmotivated to end with a clever conclusion.

Till next time friends!


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