Push up

STRENGTH

Benefits:

  • Improves pushing strength.
  • Promotes Hypertrophy of the anterior deltoids, pectorals and triceps.

Pre-Requisites:

  • You will need the strength to stabilize your entire body while in a prone position.
  • You’ll need a high level of muscle endurance and core strength.

Preparation:

  • In a prone position, place your hands so that they are at a width that allows your forearms to be stacked directly on top of the wrists with your elbows at a 90° angle.
  • Extend elbows so that you are in a plank position.

How to Do:

  1. Flexing elbows and lower your body pay attention so that you maintain a neutral spine.
  2. Push back up to starting position without compensating by interfering with your posture.

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