Turn Your Pushup into the Ultimate Abs Exercise

Dec 12 / Build Muscle

A regular pushup works your upper body and core. Rotating your leg underneath you as you lower to the floor turns the move into a complete abs blaster. "The cross-body pushup forces your abdominal muscles—especially your obliques—to work together with your hips to rotate your body," says BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., author of musclemorphosis.com. And that's not an easy task, considering you've also removed a base of support—your leg—from the equation. "Now, your abs have to work even harder to maintain your stability from start to finish," he says.  Watch the video above to see Gaddour perform th...

A regular pushup works your upper body and core. Rotating your leg underneath you as you lower to the floor turns the move into a complete abs blaster. "The cross-body pushup forces your abdominal muscles—especially your obliques—to work together with your hips to rotate your body," says BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., author of musclemorphosis.com. And that's not an easy task, considering you've also removed a base of support—your leg—from the equation. "Now, your abs have to work even harder to maintain your stability from start to finish," he says. 

Watch the video above to see Gaddour perform the cross-body pushup with perfect form. Then throw the move into your routine for abs that pop and an upper-body that's stronger than ever.