I’m willing to guess that at some point in time in your life you’ve heard people say, “Pressure bust pipes.” Now, if you’re anything like me then the first time you heard it you wondered what in the world do “pipes” have to do with my life. Still, all throughout our lives we have been taught that pressure is a negative thing that we should stay away from. However, anything worth having comes along with some type of pressure to overcome. Take a moment and think about one or two things that are most important to you. Now think back to the initial steps it took to accomplish your goal and the obstacles you had to push through. See! You would not be where you are today without having pressed through some obstacles. Yes, pressure does bust pipes, but pressure also creates diamonds.
You Are a Diamond. Let’s start thinking and training to look like a diamond. How does a diamond look you ask? Diamonds are cut! One of the primary physical attributes people notice on fit people are their arms. How do your arms look? Are they cut or are they flabby? Don’t worry if they’re flabby; I’m here to help you shine bright like a diamond. Let’s start by focusing on the back of your arms, which are called the triceps muscles. We’re focusing on the triceps because they are about 2/3 of the upper arm. Now I know many of you don’t have time to go to the gym or just don’t want to spend the money. I understand that so I’m going to teach you a few exercises to make those arms cut from the comfort of your own home. The exercises mentioned below are at the intermediate to advanced level, but you can do them on your knees if you’re still at the beginner level. Be sure to watch the video and leave questions and comments.
Exercise 1: Diamond Pushups: 3 sets to failure (failure means you can’t push your body off the floor)
Exercise 2: Pushups Extensions: 3 sets to failure
Exercise 3: Parallel Pushups: 3 sets to failure
Some of the names of the exercises are not names you will recognize but I will demonstrate in the video.
Go ahead, watch the video and please leave comments and questions.