How To Do Hindu Pushups

Hindu Pushups are an all-round bodyweight exercise that works the lower chest, lats, lower back, hips, rear and front heads of the shoulders, triceps and core stability muscles.

In addition to building good muscle tone, Hindu Pushups require coordination and awareness of body position.

You have to focus on your form and technique to get the most benefits out of this functional exercise.

Hindu Pushups How To

  • Place your hands on the floor above head level with shoulder width spacing.
  • Then push your hips up higher than shoulder level, keeping a slight bend on your legs and keep your feet shoulder- width apart. Your position should remember an inverted “V”. This is called the “Downward Facing Dog” position.
  • Sink your head between your shoulders. As you come down you will pull with your lats and tuck your elbows in.
  • In one swooping motion, inhale then move your hips toward the floor while your chest and head move upward.
  • Exhale at the end of the movement; you should be arching your back, squeezing your chest, triceps, upper back and rear shoulders.
  • Go back to the Downward Facing Dog position by pushing with your shoulders and pulling with your abs.
  • Repeat the movement until you have completed the target number of reps.

Form and Technique

Hindu Pushups follow a pulling-pushing combination of movements that use different muscles of the body from the lats to the hips, chest, shoulders, triceps, upper back and abs.

All the while you must keep balance and maintain stability of your upper body.

It is also important to follow correct breathing technique: Inhale at the Downward Facing Dog position and exhale as you reach the top position.

Hindu Pushups is not a power exercise. It should be done smoothly and with efficiency.

Variations: Pushups | Decline Pushups

Routine for Strength: 5 sets x AMRAP (30 secs rest between sets)

Routine for Muscle Gains: n/a

Hindu Pushup