Barbwire push up is also known as diver bombers. It incorporates a full range of motion for your shoulder joint and is one of the exercises of the Navy SEALs do to get ripped. It looks like you are sliding under niece barbwire. If you have come to this page with the intent of using the Barbwire Pushup to get ripped. I highly recommend you check out a post where I talk about the exact guidelines for how I got ripped and you can too. It’s called the 3 Simple Truths To Getting A Rock-Hard Body.
How to do a Barbwire Pushup:
Start off in the normal push-up position with your feet wider than shoulder width apart. Sleep your body down with your butt in the air and your nose to the ground and have your body follow the ground as you arch back up. Then push off the ground scooping your body back the other direction on the exact same plane that you just came. Repeat.
Muscle group worked:
Barb wire push-up strengthens all the muscles in your upper body.
Target Repetitions for Muscle Growth: 6-8
Target Repetitions for Muscle Tone/Endurance: 8-12
Why a Barbwire Pushup works:
The reason this exercise works so well is because you’re going through the full range of motion of your chest muscle. Think of it this way, when you are in the upper position you are engaging your upper chest muscle. The muscle fibers in your upper chest are recruited to hold yourself in that position. As you arc downwards, you’re engaging each set of muscle fibers, and as you end up in the final position you have now engaged the muscle fibers in your lower chest. That is why it works so well. All your muscle fibers are recruited to complete the exercise. And even as you push backwards, you engage the muscle fibers in the same way.
Tips: Remember with this exercise to try to get a full range of motion. Don’t cheat and go only part of the way through the movement.
Important!: Breathe in slowly as you go forwards, and breathe out slowly as you go back.
Disclaimer: Talk to your primary care physician before beginning any exercise regimen.