Exercise: Inchworm with Pushup | Abdominal & Arm Workout

The inchworm with pushup exercise works out the abdominals, arms, shoulders, and stretches the hamstrings.  The inchworm exercise can be used as a warmup exercise but can be incorporated in your workout.  I use this as part of my abdominal workout routine which I will post in another post.  This is a detailed description of how to do the inchworm with pushup abdominal and arm exercise.

How to Do the Inchworm with Pushup

  1. Stand with your feet hip-width apart
  2. Keep legs straight and bring your hands to the floor
  3. Walk your hands forward until you are in a pushup position
  4. Do a pushup with your elbows close to your ribs but don’t lower past your back
  5. Walk your hand back to your feet, and repeat

Tips For Doing the Inchworm with Pushup Correctly

  • Keep core engaged and your back straight
  • Keep feet in position and keep legs straight
  • BEGINNERS: You can skip the pushup
  • ADVANCED: You can add a jump after set