Exercise of the Week: Divebomber Pushup (with Video)

Hi Everyone:

This is a follow up to an earlier post on the divebomber pushup.  The post got a lot of traffic and some great feedback, so I decided to post it again, this time with a video.

Click the link below to watch the video.  There is a feature on the video player that gives a description of every exercise in a particular playlist.  When watching the video, just click on the area titled “Exercise Description” and a it’ll appear immediately.

Divebomber Pushup Video

Feel Free to link to this post or copy the link and send it out.  If you want to make your own video playlists, custom workouts or just see and read how hundreds of exercises are performed, come over to Hybrid Fitness and check it out for yourself.  See you there.

Keep training hard!


Band Resisted Back Extensions (with video)

At Hybrid Fitness we do our best to keep things as simple as possible. When we want to work someones Mid-Section (often referred to as the “Core”) we know there are only three things we need to do, some form of spinal flexion, some form of spinal extension and some form of rotational movement(s). None of these movements needs to be done for multiple, long, drawn out sets. Nor do they require hundreds of repetitions per movement.

A great exercise device for training the muscles involved in hip and spinal extension is the Glute-Ham-Gastroc raise platform. Unfortunately most commercial gyms do not have the traditional, “Old-School” version of this device (the one where your body lays out parallel with the floor). Instead What you seem to find are these 45 degree angled versions. I think some expert decided that the angled version was safer then the original and suddenly the originals were almost no where to be found.

The problem with these “safer” versions is that as you move through the range of motion, gravity is no longer fully opposing your movements and the resistance seems to fall off at the worst possible time. In the video below you will see how I like to overcome this problem with the use of a simple resistance band. Give these a try next time you visit the gym. I am sure you will quickly become hooked on Band Resisted Back Extensions.