Core Work // The Scorpion Push Up

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Thinking about strength and core work today. I must admit it has kind of slipped off my radar recently, what with all the swim, bike, run that’s been going on. I ended my gym membership a while ago to save pennies and although I do a few bits at home, push ups etc, etc… it has been sporadic at best and I haven’t been near a bar or sandbag in months! :/

So, today I just wanted to (re)share an old favourite of mine… The Scorpion Push Up. These photos were taken back when I was in Cyprus, post 90 minute Muay Thai sweat-fest! (It really was a sweat-fest considering the distinct lack of air conditioning… made us tougher, apparently! Errr…)

Position 1 // Your starting point…

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Position 2 // Go down into your pushup… this can be done elbows wide or elbows stuck to your body, however you prefer to pushup!

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Position 3 // As you push back up you want to swing your foot, we’ll say your right foot, over and behind your left foot, like so…

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Position 4 // Whilst at the same time twisting your body round into a side plank with your right arm pointing straight up in the air. Something like this…

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Hold for a few seconds before releasing and coming back into your starting position…

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You can now repeat but leading with the opposite foot, twisting to the opposite side.

Now, repeat as many times as you can on each side! Voilaaa!

After being full of cold all week I’m taking my 90 minute run indoors today, it’s treadmill time! Gawd knows how I’m going to keep myself entertained for 90 minutes on that damned hamster wheel but I think it’s more sensible than exposing myself to the cold and pollution so, it will have to do! Wish me luck! 🙂

Have an awesome weekend, people! Let me know if you try out the pushup!

Lots of love, Hayley xx