Spiderman Pushup And Its Benefits

Pushups have been an essential part of any home workout routines during the ongoing pandemic. Push-ups do not require any special skills and can are adaptable to any environment you are in. Doing pushups can be a great way to work on your upper body strength, but there are more ways you can level up your push-up game and get more out of your workout.

Spiderman pushups take upper body strength training to a whole new level. With just a little floor space, spiderman push-ups can help protect your lower back and provides a total body workout that enables you to increase your stamina, strength, and mobility.


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Target area: Pectoral muscles, your deltoids, and your triceps

  1. To do this pushup, first, you need to be in the plank position that is crucial for any pushup. Your feet should be together with legs held straight. Be sure to keep your back straight and your hands farther apart from your shoulders.
  2. Lower yourself to the ground, as in a regular pushup. However, when you are at the lowest point of the movement. Lift your right foot off the ground and bring your knee forward until it reaches your right elbow.
  3. Hold this position for a moment, and then return your right leg to its initial position. Push yourself back up to the plank position. 
  4. Repeat the same movement, but this time bring your left knee forward to your left elbow. Continue alternating sides for as many reps as you want

Common mistakes while doing the spiderman pushups:

The most common mistake that you can make while doing this pushup is not maintaining your posture. You need to make sure that your body forms a straight line from your ankle to your neck so that your spine is aligned and your hips are not sagging, which can happen if your core is not engaged. Moreover, make sure that your hands are a little further away from your shoulders to maintain your balance.

Benefits of the Spiderman pushups:

Spiderman pushups have a lot of benefits as compared to a regular pushup:

  • It makes your chest, and arm muscles work harder than a regular pushup.
  • It improves your anti-rotational core strength hence, reducing your chances of getting a lower back injury.
  • This one exercise can give you a full-body workout.
  • You get to engage your hip flexor muscles while lifting your knee, which helps to define your abs.

To conclude, if you are getting bored by your regular push-ups, then these spiderman press-ups are the way to go. You might not be able to get a spiderman body right after doing it, but with some persistence, you will start noticing your strength and stamina improving and might also get well-defined abs.


Michael Holding

Michael is an outdoor adventurer and a kayaking enthusiast who loves to share his experiences with others. He is the Chief Editor at XgearHub.

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