Push-Up

Push-Up

Difficulty level: Intermediate | Muscle Group(s): Chest, Core, Deltoids, Pectorals, Shoulders, Total Body, Triceps | Modality: Strength

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Benefits

  • Integrated pushing strength.
  • Hypertrophy of the anterior deltoids, pectorals and triceps (relatively).

Preparation

  • In a prone position, place hands at a width that will allow the forearms to be perpendicular to the floor when the elbows are flexed at 90°.
  • Come into plank position with elbows extended, make sure the entire body is in a neutral position.

Movement

  • Flexing at elbows, lower the body, maintaining neutral spine.
  • Push back to starting position without postural compensation.