Hindu Push Up

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This is an exercise that complements the Hindu squat.  The Hindu Push Up is like a push up done with a curved arch.  It has been used with great success by Indian wrestlers, the famous wrestler Karl Gotch, combat sports athletes, football players and anyone else wanting to get in shape in quick time.

Hindu Push Ups

The great thing about this exercise is that it is efficient, builds cardiovascular endurance and strength at the same time, it requires a small amount of space, no equipment except your own bodyweight.

This exercise is physically more demanding than the normal push up.  Most people that are good at doing normal press ups find that they can only do a much smaller number of reps in the Hindu Push Up.  If you want to have the healthy look and fitness of a combat

Benefits of doing Hindu Push Ups

There are many benefits to doing Hindu Push Ups.  These are health related benefits and performance related benefits.

Health Related Benefits:

  • Builds cardiovascular fitness
  • Massages your internal organs and is good for your spine
  • Improves muscular endurance
  • Increases your metabolic rate
  • Helps your body to burn more calories

Performance Related Benefits:

  • Improves your flexibility in the hips, core, shoulders, upper and lower back
  • Develops strength and endurance for football, combat sports and any other activity that requires upper body strength
  • Helps improve your bench press

How to do a Hindu Push Up

  • Position your body into a push up position.
  • Extend your arms.
  • Place your hands and feet roughly one and a half times your shoulder width.
  • Place most of your bodyweight on the soles of your feet.
  • Engage your core.
  • Keep your upper body straight.
  • Move your body in a downward then horizontal direction, then to an upward direction.
  • At the end of the first half of the movement, reverse your movement so that you end up at the starting position again.
  • Perform additional repetitions.

Hindu Push Up Dos

  • Engage your core.
  • Move your body in a controlled manner.
  • Keeping your knees slightly bent.
  • Think of the movement as a 3 dimensional push up.

Hindu Push Up Don’ts

  • Not using the core.
  • Excessive momentum.
  • Sagging of the hips.

 

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