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How To Do A Press Up

Instructional Video

 

Written Instructions

  1. Get on the floor with your arms straight out, hands directly under your shoulders fingers facing forwards, and come up on your toes, your whole body should be in a straight line.
  2. Brace your core.
  3. Maintaining the straight line of your body, fire your elbows backwards and keep them close to your body so your chest is lowered to the floor, try to get arms to reach a 90 degree angle before coming back up.
  4. Once you’ve reached sufficient depth, push with the chest to bring the body back up so that arms are fully extended again. 

Regression

Finding the conventional press up a bit tricky? Perform the same movement but resting on your knees. Get into the conventional press up position but then relax your knees onto the floor, keep your feet off the floor.

Progression

Looking for more of a flamin' challenge? Try doing decline press ups, placing your body at a decline can you really help you push yourself and get your sweat on.

 

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