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Hindu Push-Ups (Dand)

A marvelous fat-loss exercise from Ancient India

Hindu pushups (dand) are a deviation from regular pushup which acquired its name for its vast popularity among old-fashioned Indian wrestlers and bodybuilders with a more complete workout. Hindu Push-Ups is a marvelous fat-loss exercise from Ancient India.

Hindu Push-ups are a great form of exercise without any instruments or gadgets. They add strength to the workouts and they necessitate the usage of a few additional muscle groups consequential in more calories burned with a limited set of exercise.

What makes Hindu Pushup Distinct?

Hindu Push-ups work all the muscles that normal bodyweight push-ups do, the triceps, the pectorals, and the deltoids, but they also work your hamstrings and glutes. Hindu Pushup acts on new muscles and helps to build them stronger than doing regular weight push-ups. Hindu Pushup perfectly works on muscle groups in the abdomen, back muscles, the pectorals, and the deltoids.

Proper form with Hindu Push-ups is fairly odd and it contradicts many of the “rules” set in place for regular bodyweight push-ups. As always, be sure to stretch prior to working out, not only does stretching burn calories, but it also loosens your muscles and greatly reduces the risk of injury.

How to do Hindu Pushups?

To perform the exercise properly, start from a normal push-up situation, but keep in mind to spread the legs slightly broader than in accordance with the shoulder-width, put the hands in a normal shoulder-width apart stance. Next, you’ll need to raise your butt into the air, while keeping your arms, legs, and back straight. You should look upside-down.

Now, at the times of moving downward, it is important to point the elbows outward to both sides while getting the butt down into a normal push-up position.

Once you’ve gone to the nethermost of the particular exercise, Hindu Push-up, effortlessly shift your mass to your arms and thrust your shoulders towards the up while bringing your lower body from behind.

Once your shoulders are all the way up, use your abs and glutes to bring your butt back into the air and return to the starting position. This should be done smoothly without delay between each part.

Benefits of Hindu Pushups

  • Improves flexibility among muscles
  • Excellent compound exercise for the whole body
  • Versatile form of exercise
  • Helps generate more muscle power
  • Builds muscular endurance
  • Develop stronger spine
  • Rapid fat loss
  • Prevent lifestyle diseases


I would like to mention that doing the Hindu Push-up in reverse is a great variation, but do not attempt it until you can do at least 20 consecutive Hindu Push-ups with good form. Going in reverse takes the flow out of the Hindu Push-up, and therefore makes it harder to maintain good form, especially if you aren’t already familiar with the motion.


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By gbs / Administrator on May 30, 2021