The Sphinx is a mythical creature with the body of a lion and the head of a human. It is known for its riddles and is often depicted guarding treasures or important locations.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Sphinx Instructions

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your arms at your sides.
  2. Take a deep breath in and raise your arms above your head, keeping them straight and shoulder-width apart.
  3. As you exhale, bend forward at the waist and lower your torso towards the ground, keeping your back straight.
  4. Place your hands on the ground in front of you and walk them forward until your body is in a plank position.
  5. Hold the plank position for a few seconds, then lower your body to the ground, keeping your elbows close to your sides.
  6. Push your body up off the ground, straightening your arms and returning to the plank position.
  7. Walk your hands back towards your feet and slowly roll your body up to a standing position.
  8. Lower your arms back down to your sides and repeat the exercise for several repetitions.

Sphinx Form & Visual


Sphinx Benefits

  • Strengthens the muscles in the chest, shoulders, and triceps
  • Improves posture and stability in the upper body
  • Increases flexibility in the spine and hips
  • Stimulates the digestive system and improves circulation
  • Can help alleviate stress and anxiety

Sphinx Muscles Worked

  • Erector spinae
  • Trapezius
  • Rhomboids
  • Latissimus dorsi
  • Glutes
  • Hamstrings

Sphinx Variations & Alternatives

  • Sphynx
  • Sphynx cat
  • Sphinx moth
  • The Great Sphinx of Giza
  • Sphinx (mythology)