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Hindu Pushups - An AMAZING Shoulder Workout from Ancient India

Hindu Pushups, otherwise known as Tiger Pushups or Dands, are an amazing exercise that originated in India.  The Great Gama, whom I mentioned briefly in my discussion of Hindu Squats, was reported to perform 500 dands daily to maintain his legendary strength and endurance. There is no need for you to do this many, but even 50 a day can get you in amazing shape in record time.

Much more than a Shoulder Workout

Like all great animal workouts, Hindu Pushups are much more than a shoulder workout. They also work your arms, back, chest, and legs. They will increase your strength and stamina, as well increase the flexibility of your spine, hips, and shoulders. If this sounds good to you, then give Hindu Pushups a try.

Here’s How to Perform a Hindu Pushup (Dand)

  1. To get into the ready position to perform a Hindu Pushup, start in the “up” position of a regular pushup with your feet spread wider than shoulder width.
  2. Walk your hands backwards so that your butt is in the air, your arms and legs are straight, and you are looking back through your legs. From the side, your body should resemble an inverted “V”
  3. Start bending your elbows so that your body comes forward. Your hips will come down towards the floor. Before your head hits the floor, however, start to arch your spine so that you are looking towards the ceiling. Straighten your arms.
  4. You should exhale as you are looking at the ceiling
  5. Keep your arms straight and push your butt back to the starting position while inhaling.

Tips for Performing the Hindu Pushup

When performing this exercise, you should imagine yourself like you are a wave of water, crashing onto the shore. The entire motion should be fluid, not herky jerky. Make sure you breathe deeply during the exercise. If someone is standing on the other side of the room while you are performing the Hindu Pushup, they should be able to hear you breathe in and out.

Hindu Pushup

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