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Standard Push-Up

Standard Push-Up

One of the most fundamental exercises on earth. Treat the push-up with respect, and it’ll be a friend for life :)

Come to plank position. Engage the abdominals and pull the shoulder blades down your back. Your head should be aligned with your spine. Your feet are together.

Inhale and slowly bend the elbows, lowering your body toward the floor. Keep the torso engaged and the head aligned with your spine. Do not allow your lower back or ribcage to sag or your hips to hike upward.

To maintain stability also, engage your butt (glutes) and thigh (quadriceps) muscles. Try to lower yourself until your chest or chin touch the mat or floor.
Exhale and press upward through your arms, straightening the elbows. Imagine pushing the floor away from you.

10 thoughts on “Standard Push-Up

  1. So simple. And, though, a lot of muscles are used. I make this almost everyday at my taekwondo training, David. And I feel great :)

    1. What can I say? Indeed, dear :)
      Also, do you practice taekwondo? Good to know! ;)

      1. Yes ;)

      2. :-D

  2. I’m doing push-ups every night at the moment. Thanks for helping me check my technique.

    1. You are welcome, my friend :)

  3. Informative post!!!

    1. Thank you, dear :)

  4. You are the best fitness trainer in the world! :)

    1. Thank you, my friend :)

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