Daily Fitness Challenge: How many diver bomber press-ups can you do?

A woman doing a press up in the gym - her face close o the floor

Today’s fitness challenge is dive bomber press-ups – how many reps can you do? Start with one and once you have perfected the move – ramp it up. Our daily challenges are perfect to try at home, at the gym or in the park. They are designed to get you moving every day. Throughout this Staying Active summer series, fitness experts Elia and Amanda – both qualified instructors at Flykick – will be on hand to show you how to do each challenge and give you their top tips. Check back every weekday to see what the next challenge is – you can even film your progress to make a record of how far you’ve come. The aim is to be active every day for six weeks over summer. And today’s challenge is a tough one that will test your explosive strength and really work your core. These daily challenges can be done in isolation, or you can include them in larger workout – it’s totally up to you. As long as you’re moving, that’s what matters. This move should be fluid and smooth – practice makes perfect (Picture: Getty) We know doing the same fitness routine every week can get really tedious, trying a new challenge every day will keep your fitness fresh and fun – and you might even learn some new moves. How to do dive bomber press-ups It may have a slightly odd name, but this press-up variation is actually really easy to master – and it can do wonders for your upper body strength. Start on all fours with your hands on the floor, slightly wider than your shoulders. Push your hands into the floor and pull your hips up and back until you’re in a downward dog position. Your arms will be straight, shoulders down, bum in the air. You should be up on your toes with your body forming an upside down V shape. With your legs straight, bend your elbows and move your chest forward and down toward the floor. When your head is at the bottom of the movement, press up to straighten your arms, finishing in an upward dog position. Reverse the movement to return to the starting position. Your chest should hover above the ground throughout the move.

A woman doing a press up in the gym - her face close o the floor

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