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If you're working on arm balances, one of the best things you can do is build your upper body strength. I have a love/hate relationship with push ups - mostly because they're freaking hard. When I was in Morocco, Greg and I wanted to workout but we were in the middle of the dessert, so he suggested a hiit workout that included what he affectionally dubbed a "push up party."
What's that? You've never heard of a push up party? Neither had I. We did this exact push up party - basically a pyramid structure going from 1 to 5 and then back down to 1 and I had to go on my knees by the end and was shaking like a leaf. The next day, I really felt it. You know when it hurts so good? I sort of love that.
So I started incorporating push up parties into my workouts and yoga routines and before I knew it, I was feeling stronger, getting through the ol' parties without as much sweat and shakes, and now can comfortably go up to ten....but just because we're getting started, I thought I'd dial it down a notch and stick with five. Let me know how you like 'em (or hate 'em!) down in the comments below and maybe we can work our way up to ten? Maybe twenty? Who's in for 30?!
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