Kipping Pushup (CrossFit Hel)

  • Make sure your body is straight from head to toe.
  • Drive the motion with your hips
  • Place the pushup bars securely on the floor. Grip one bar in each hand. Depending on the pushup bars, your palms may be facing back toward your feet, in toward each other or somewhere in between. Place your feet on the other bars which are also shoulder width apart.
  • Your body is straight from head to feet, balancing on the pushup bars. Adjust your body, hand and pushup bar position as necessary until the pushup bars -- and thus your hands -- are directly below your upper chest and slightly wider apart than your shoulders.
  • Squeeze your abs to keep your body flat as you bend your arms, lowering your chest toward the floor and the bars. Stop when your chest breaks the plane of your shoulders, and press back up to the starting position to complete a pushup.
  • Aim for 8 to 12 repetitions, just as you would do with regular pushups.
  • Do not lower your body below the level of your palms