pushups with rotationWe here at Back to Motion Physical Therapy thank you for continuing to follow our series, “The 7 Minute Workout: Health Benefits of ___________”. For the past 10 weeks, you have been introduced to the exercises of jumping jacks, wall squats, push-ups, abdominal crunches, step up onto chair exercises, squats, triceps dip on a chair exercises, plank exercises, high knee running in place exercises, and lunges. This week, you will learn about pushups with rotations. Not only will you be introduced to the basics, but, you will also learn the health benefits associated with these particular exercises. If you are ready to take your physical fitness to the next level, continue reading to learn how!

What are Pushups with Rotations?
Pushups with rotations may, at first glance, appear to be quite difficult to perform; however, with the proper instructions, you will find that these are relatively easy to perform. First, you will need to get into position and do a pushup. Then, when your body is as high as it is able to go, you should then rotate the entire body into a type of side-plank position. One hand should remain on the ground with that arm remaining straight. The other arm should be extended so that it is facing the ceiling. You should then rotate the body back into the push-up position in which you started. You should then rise back into a push-up position and repeat the process, only rotating the opposite side of the body.

The Purpose and Intent of Pushups with Rotations
The main purpose and intent of pushups with rotation is to provide a high amount of physical challenge to the body. While a standard push-up does provide many health benefits to the body, pushups with rotation provide a stronger workout for those that want to exercise the body’s core muscles, the chest, the arms, and the shoulders.

The Health Benefits
There are many health benefits associated with the pushups with rotation that are part of the 7 Minute Workout. First, this exercise is known to strengthen the body, dramatically. Secondly, the exercise requires a higher level of balance; therefore, when you perform the exercise, it will optimize your coordination and build up your sense of balance. Furthermore, it has been stated that this particular exercise is particularly beneficial to the cardiovascular system of the body.

Pushups with Rotations and the 7 Minute Workout
If you are starting the 7 Minute Workout, you will find that, by the time you get to the pushups with rotation, your body is already feeling the workout. While this workout may be performed in a total of 7 minutes, it is a highly intense workout that is designed to increase the strength of the body, build muscle mass, reduce fat levels, burn calories, and optimize your flexibility and the range of motion of your body. If you would like to view the 7 Minute Workout as a whole, simply click HERE now.

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