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Pike Push Up

Key Points:

  • Get into a push up position then move your feet upwards to make a V with your body.

  • Bend your elbows until your chest almost reaches the floor.

  • Extend back up to the start position and repeat.

Common Mistakes:

  • Flaring the elbows out at 90 degrees.

  • Arching your back

  • Dropping back and shoulders down too low.

Where you should 'feel it':

Primary Muscles:
Triceps, Shoulders
Secondary Muscles:
Abs, Traps, Chest
Muscle diagram with the following muscles highlighted Triceps, Shoulders, Abs, Traps, Chest

Similar Exercises

Start in a push up position with your hands slightly wider than shoulder width and feet spaced hip width. Move your feet upwards to make a V shape with your body.

Begin by bending your elbows until your head almost reaches the floor, then press back up to the start position. Activate your core to keep a straight torso for the movement. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

Avoid rounding the back during the movement.

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