This is a variation of the push-up that you’ll see used a lot on Sarah’s Daily Sweat program. It’s an incredibly difficult bodyweight shoulder exercise because, if you think about it, you’re moving the weight that you traditionally lift in a push-up, and now moving that to the shoulders. It’ll be much easier for us to explain how to modify the push-up into the v push-up. You’ll see when you try this that it’s much more difficult to perform than it sounds.
How to perform the V Push-up
- Start in a normal push-up position with your feet shoulder width apart and arms directly below your shoulders
- Walk your feet in a roughly 6-8 inches, keeping your core tight and pushing your butt into the air. You should be in a downward dog position (like an wide upside-down v)
- Your arms and back should be in a straight line
- Lower your head down toward your hands while maintaining the v position
- Exhale and raise yourself back to the starting position
Looking for an even harder variation? Try putting elevating your legs onto a bench, which adds distributes even more bodyweight to your shoulders