They are awesome, exhausting, fun, challenging ALL at the same time!!
Regular push-ups can get kinda boring sometimes, and this move brings a new level of excitement to them. I started doing these about a week ago and I think I have thrown some into my daily routine everyday since then. I've found they're a good way to get my energy levels back up again even if they initially make me collapse in a heap on my rug.
Demo: (Sorry guys, no Zuz today :p)
Song~ "United State of Pop 2009: Blame It on the Pop" by DJ Earworm (all of his mash-ups are free on iTunes!)
As demo-ed in the video
1) Start with your stomach facing up (abs engaged), butt lifted of the ground, supporting your weight with your hands and feet
2) Decide on which side you want to do the push up and which leg is staying on the ground. Then slide the other leg under and flip over into a one leg plank.
3) From the plank position do a one leg push up keeping your core tight.
4) Flip back over and repeat on the next side :D
Most Importantly, Have Fun!!
One of her workouts ended with 20 of these and I could barely keep my butt of the ground for the last few.
I am on a mission to get rockstar arms! When you're a runner the lower body is pretty much taken care of :), but I've never been happy with my arms. I've put in efforts to tone them up a few times, but I think they were a little half-booty-ed ;) I thought it was enough to just do 50 push-ups/ 3 days a week and maybe for some it is, but my arm muscles don't work that way.
So now besides the 100 push-up program, I'm also throwing in LOTS of Break Dance Push-ups, Assisted Pull-Ups of course (I've been doing these, but now I'm doing MORE! I did about 25 yesterday), Dips (I'm on again, off again with these), plus the bodyrock.tv workouts include lots of other fun arm moves. I also do some arm lifts with my Kettlebell and swimming for tri-training should help as well.