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Scorpion Push-up

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muscles:Pectoralis MajorMuscle, ObliquesMuscle, GlutesMuscle
auxiliary muscles:TricepsMuscle, Serratus AnteriorMuscle, Latissimus DorsiMuscle, Lower BackMuscle, DeltoidsMuscle, Rectus AbdominisMuscle
required:Doable Without Equipment And Weights
fitness level:Hard
exercise type:Strength
Variations available (17)
Starting PositionExecution

General and Specifics

Starting Position

  • bring the body into the Push-up position
  • the hands are directly below the shoulders, arms are stretched out
  • place the feet hip width apart and position the legs behind your upper body
  • your body forms a line from head to heels

Correct Execution

  • brace the abs and bend the arms slowly
  • bring most of your body weight on the hands
  • then guide one bent leg up above the other leg and towards the back
  • the upper body and hip turn with the movement
  • the shoulders do not turn, make sure that you can handle this position
  • hold up the tension and try not to lose balance
  • bring back the foot
  • stretch the arms until you reached the starting position
  • after that, go on to the next rep with the other side
  • do this repeatedly

tips for the workout

  1. it becomes a little easier, if you do it in the Plank Position
  2. there also is a lying variation for stretching