Push Ups

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Start:

  • Beginners: start from your knees
  • Intermediate: Start from your toes
  • Start with your hands slightly wider than shoulder width, arms straight
  • Keep them inline with your chest/shoulders (Not inline with your head)
  • Contract your abdominals and hold a slight pelvic tilt to keep your back straight
  • Make sure not to dip at the hips
  • Keep your head inline with your spine throughout the entire movement

 Movement:

  • Begin to lower your body towards the floor by bending at the elbows
  • Be sure to pull your shoulders away from your ears, keeping your neck long, and bring your shoulder blades together (towards your spine) as you lower your body towards the floor

End:

  • Exhale as you push your self back up to the starting position
  • Keeping your shoulders pulled away from your ears and your neck relaxed

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