Fitness: Simple Exercises : How to Do a Proper Push-Up

Fitness: Simple Exercises : How to Do a Proper Push-Up


Proper form and technique are important in
any exercise execution. This is Alice, and I’m going to demonstrate for you the way to
do a proper push up. You can begin your push up in a modified position, which would be
on the knees. Place the hands in front, in a wide position, engage the abdominal muscles,
or the core muscles. You can tighten up through the glutes. Inhale on the way down, and exhale
on the way up. It’s important not to leave your glutes in the air, or sag through the
low back, or lead with the head and neck. Sometimes we feel like we have to get our
nose down to the floor, so our head goes out of alignment from the spine. So keep your
head in perfect alignment with your spine. Engage the abdominals, inhale, and exhale
on the way up. Another way to do a proper push up is to bring your hands a little bit
closer, fingers facing forward, and involving more of the triceps, which is behind the arm.
Inhale on the way down, and exhale and push up. You’ll see that position a lot in yoga
classes. Inhale down, exhale and push up. Once you’ve mastered proper push up in a modified
position, you can move it to what we call a full military push up. So you’re in a plank
position, and the same cues. Head stays in alignment, body is tight, inhale down, exhale
up, and you can change the hand position to be a little bit closer. Full position, inhale
down, and exhale up. Now notice it’s a little bit harder to go through a fuller range of
motion with your body in that plank position. So, push ups, I encourage you to do them,
but please make sure you have great form and technique.

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