One day on Twitter, I asked people what they had done for exercise that day, and one of my Twitter pals @muayman told me he did some Hindu pushups and squats. I'd never heard of those exercises before so I inquired further.
I was more curious about the Hindu pushups because I've started doing the resistance workouts again focusing more on building upper body strength and working the core, that muffin top, the ab-eroonies because my legs are strong as an ox, but yet I still can't do one pullup to save my life.
Wow! The Hindu pushup is like a multi-tasking exercise as it works some major muscle groups, including the legs, back, chest, shoulders, arms, hips and abs. The Dive Bomber is a military style of pushup that looks like the Hindu but is different. Here's a synopsis @muayman sent me about the difference between the two forms of pushup and which is better than the other. I think both of them look really cool!
In this video, straight away you see Paul doing the Hindu and Dive Bomber pushup. Then, Paul does a half Dive Bomber, a back-up pushup, a close grip Hindu and Dive Bomber, and then a crazy "zOMG! You are strong like Cirque du Soleil performer" feet on the wall pushup.
I tried doing the Hindu pushups, and um yeah, I just fell smack on my face like girl-fall-down-go-boom...LOL! But, I'm not giving up! If you're bored with the regular pushup, I'd definitely give these Dive Bomber and Hindu pushups a go because it works a whole lot. If you have any kind of back issue though, I'd ask your doctor or trainer first because you will feel this exercise in the back.