Description of Exercises:
Dive Bomber Pushups – Start in an inverted V pushup position (butt pointed toward the sky). Lower your nose toward an imaginary spot between your hands. Then pretend you are trying to slide your body under a bar and push with your arms and extend your upper body upward, arching your back and straightening out your arms. Reverse the move to go back up. These are NOT easy. Modification: Do the first half the same, but instead of reversing to go back up, from the bottom position (upward dog for those who know yoga), just tuck your head back between your arms and push yourself back to the inverted V start position. This is called a Hindu Pushup.
For a great instructional video, click here to see how both the Dive Bomber and the Hindu pushup are done. Go to the :25 second mark to get the full demonstration.
Snow Boarder Jumps – Get into a DEEP squat, turn your hips so your right hand touches the floor by your left foot, reaching your left hand behind you. Explode up, jump and turn halfway around, landing in a squat facing the other direction and switch hands so that your left hand is now touching the floor by your right foot and your right hand is extended behind you. These are FAST.
Toe Touch Burpees – Regular Burpee, and while in your plank, reach your left foot toward your chest and touch your left foot with your right hand. Back to plank, then touch your right foot with your left hand. Don’t forget the “jump” at the end of the burpee. 😉 I know how much you love these.