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Don’t Get Pushed Over, Push Up Instead

on Dec 7, 2015 in Fitness

A push-up is a full body movement that you can do anywhere and with no push-up-wallequipment. If you do them correctly they engage multiple muscle groups at once including your biceps, triceps, back, chest, shoulders, and abs.

Where to Start: Start against the wall. Hands should be slightly wider than shoulder width and about chest height. Walk your feet away from the wall until you feel yourself holding up some of your weight on your hands. Lower your chest toward the wall, the entire body should move in a straight line, with the back straight and elbows at approximately a 45◦ angle. Engage the back muscles and push away from the wall. Developing a strong core in this position will benefit you later as you progress.

Progression: Once you’re able to complete 15 in a row then it’s time to make it more challenging! Now you’re going to pick a lower surface such as a kitchen countertop or your desk. As you get stronger, pick lower and lower surfaces until you are on the floor!