Push Ups

 

This classic exercise is the perfect building block for a strong upper body combining good chest, shoulder, arm and core development. If this variation is to tricky then try working on progressively shallower incline push ups until you can perform the full movement.


Performance Tips


  • Place your hands on directly underneath your shoulders
  • Fingers should be pointing forwards
  • Squeeze your glutes and brace your midsection
  • Externally twist your hands into the ground/surface
  • This helps keep your elbows and shoulders in good alignment
  • Descend downwards until your chest is an inch from ground
  • Pause then push back up to the start position
  • Keep your elbows tucked in close to your body
  • Make sure your whole body moves as one single unit
  • Add reps or resistance (bands/vest) to increase the challenge
  • Alternatively try progressing on to decline push ups