HOW: Start in a tall push-up position and keep your core engaged. Then perform a yoga push-up and simultaneously reach one hard towards the opposite knee (i.e., left hand to right knee). Hold that position for a second, then return to starting position and repeat on the other side.
FEEL: This should feel like a challenging upper body exercise. The muscles around your shoulders, shoulder blades, chest, and the back of your arms will be working hard. It is important to stay strong in your shoulder blades and keep your chest pushed away from the ground vs. letting your shoulder blades collapse in together. Think about pushing the ground away from you as you go back and reach for your knee, be sure to maintain optimal shoulder blade position as you come back to the starting position.
COMPENSATION: Do not arch your low back or let your hips sag, do not shrug your shoulders, do not let your shoulder blades collapse in together.