Inverted Pushup Off the Moon

October 11, 2011

This is a killer exercise for you upper chest and shoulder region. You’ll need a medicine ball and access to a wall. This exercise is definitely not a beginner movement so you’ll need to work up to it.

How to do an Inverted Pushup Off The Moon:

Place a medicine ball a few feet away from a wall. Place your hands on the medicine ball with your feet high up on the wall behind you. Begin to lower yourself down doing a pushup off the medicine ball. Once you reach the lowest position, push back up to starting position. Repeat.

Muscle group worked:

Shoulders and upper chest region

Target Repetitions for Muscle Growth:

6-8

Target Repetitions for Muscle Tone/Endurance:

8-12

Why it works:

Inverted Pushup Off the Moon works so well because of the intensity of the movement. The fact that your balancing on a medicine ball means that you are incorporating your stability muscles and makes it more difficult.

Tips:

By positioning the ball closer to the wall, you make it more difficult. You can move the ball away from the wall and make it easier.

Important!:

Breath in as you lower yourself to the ground. Breath out as you push back up.

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  1. Lydia

    “The fact that your balancing on a medicine ball” should be “The fact that you’re balancing on a medicine ball”

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