Super-push up technique: pointers needed

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    Chris R.
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    Hello – I am trying to master the super-push up from Scott’s Killer Core workout, and while I’m not a skimo racer, I find the reversal part of the exercise particularly difficult. I’m wondering if anyone had some technique pointers particularly related to elbow placement and back flexibility. I can’t seem to be able to both drive my hips backwards in a u-shape to down dog while keeping my stomach / chest / chin close the ground and end up just pushing up to plank.

    Thanks for the advice!

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    nullkru on #30172

    Hi Chris,

    maybe you can do this intermittent step: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=13&v=VmODY7havBE
    Till u get that reverse part dialed.

    have a great day — mirko

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    Scott Johnston on #30231

    Chris;

    If you can go this with your chest farther off the ground then stay with that movement for a while to develop the strength and coordination. Then slowly lower your chest on later sessions with this exercise.

    Scott

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    Chris R. on #30257

    Thank you Scott and Mirko. Yes, I will try that. One thing I noticed from watching the video on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ecd1WTtvr3I in super slow motion is that whereas I was trying to keep my elbows at my side throughout the exercise, it seems the correct form has elbows actually going outwards! Will definitely be trying that approach. Thanks again!

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    Chris R. on #30258

    Thanks Mirko, appreciate the link!

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