Sliding Pushup Reach (Bottom Position)

Posted on by Ben Bruno

Last week I shared a post demonstrating 1 Leg Slideouts, which is a rollout/slideout progression. I’ve gotten several messages from people that tried it out and really liked it, and it made me realize that when it comes to core training, a lot of people—especially more advanced lifters that have been training for a while—really like variety when it comes to core training because, let’s face, core training can be really boring. I’m in that same boat, and I often change up my core exercises just to keep it fresh because otherwise I’m much more inclined to skip it.

With that in mind, I want to share a similar exercise that I’ve been trying and enjoying. As is typical with me, I’m not sure what to call it, so I went with Sliding Pushup Reach (Bottom Position). If you couldn’t tell from the name, it’s a sliding pushup reach…from the bottom position :-)

Like this.

The key is to maintain a steady torso while you reach out, which really challenges the via anti-extension (to avoid arching your back) and anti-rotation (to avoid twisting).

It also has a substantial upper body component, so it’s not just a core exercise.

If that’s too much and it’s too difficult at first, you can come back up between each rep, like so.

Anyway, something to try if you’re looking for a change.

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Have a great week!