Full Body Exercise: The Caterpillar
Looking for a challenging pushup. The 'Caterpillar Pushup' will
strenthen your chest, shoulders, triceps, core and low back all in one
Primary Areas Worked
Chest, Shoulders, Triceps, Core, Low
Initially the tempo of this exercise will be slow and
controlled. Once the motion is comfortable however, you can speed the
movement up in order to increase both difficulty and cardiovascular
Breathe OUT as you start the movement, and
IN as you return to the starting position.
Feet a little wider than shoulder width
apart and hands in push-up position. Your head should be angled downward
and your butt straight up in the air.
In a serpent type motion, drop your head towards
the ground followed in sequence by your chest and hips. Reverse the
movement and proceed back up to the starting position.
Additional Athletic Qualities Worked
Injury Considerations, Contraindications & Comments
exercise is very similar to Dive Bomber Push-ups.