Total Body Warm-up Exercises

How to Do a Pushup with Torso Rotation

Prepare your body for a workout by doing push-ups with a torso rotation. Not only does this total body warm-up exercise get your blood flowing, it's also a great stretch.

Step 1

Assume starting position as shown by placing hands underneath shoulders.

Step 2

Lower upper body towards floor by bending at elbows.

Step 3

Push up back to starting position, and rotate left arm up toward ceiling.

Step 4

Stretch arm up and make sure to look up toward hand.

Step 5

Lower hand to floor to repeat pushup and then perform with your right hand.

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Lottie Olson is a nationally certified personal trainer with 10 years of experience in fitness and personal training. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Oshkosh with a B.S. in Exercise Science and Fitness Management.