Strengthen your upper body and get smokin' guns with three push up variations in Downward Dog.
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Hi, I'm Dina Prios and welcome to get exercise. Many people have asked me upon gazing up my massive guns, if I do any strength training or weight training besides yoga and the answer is I don’t. I do cardio and I practice yoga everyday, and to be honest you can train them without weights. What?! Downward odd not only stretches the back and the legs but it is great upper body strengthener as well. SO today were going to kick up a notch and make you a super dog. If you have shoulder, elbow or wrist injuries please get these exercises. For the first exercise were going to start in a plank pose position with the hands directly onto the shoulders in calculated here. Exhale come back to down were facing dog keeping your feet in the same line, E have forward to plank Exhale lower half way turn around now inhale which push back up to pipe Exhale, down were dog. And repeat many times inhale forward, exhale down, inhale up, exhale back. Basically, these are triceps push up with an added downward dog. You want to keep your elbows inline with your shoulders glued to your rib cage and when you come to turn around, don’t lower, lower than 90 degrees that’s when you keep your elbows from over extending; it really works your biceps. Now for the second exercise, the different kind of downward dog push up. Your going to feel this more in the upper back, so make your way into a downward facing dog, so your hands are shoulder with apart; so here your going to bend your elbows to the sides bring your head low excel, push it up, and as you push up you’re going to extremely rotate your arms like your biceps are coming up towards the ceiling. So you’re going to inhale lower, exhale push, inhale and exhale so this is a little a bit on the triceps but really I am feeling this so much more in my upper back. Another variation you can do is this one is like torture for me. Is to come into a downward dog with the elbows down on the floor hands straight up in front, so elbows stay in line with your shoulders this is really gonna work the triceps. You know you inhale as you exhale, push up inhale down exhale push. Inhale exhale somebody’s hands are kinda slipping a little bit oh I got back. Inhale exhale; exhale inhale; inhale exhale, so for better video on that exercise check out this video the Boston y Yogini, Boston Yogini or Boston Yogini as I like to call her. Next week I'm going to talk about the most common question I'm ask about stretching and who you better believe I'm going to give you that answer you like get that answer. Thanks for watching I'm Dina Prios and you have just been exercised