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Push Up

Type: Chest
The push up (also known as press up) is an excellent exercise for working the chest muscles and arms. Also because of the position you have to maintain to do this exercise correctly, it also works the core, abdominals, legs and back. Different variations of the push up will further challenge the same muscle groups.
Level :  Equipment : No
Chest
Core
Triceps

Push Up Steps:

Step 1:
Start on your knees.

Step 2:
Place both hands on the floor in front of you, shoulder width apart.

Step 3:
Wrists and elbows should be in line with the chest

Step 4:
Fingers facing forward, lift off your knees so your body is in a straight line and supported only by your hands and feet.

Step 5:
Pull in the abdominals tight and keep the pelvis straight.

Step 6:
Maintain a straight back throughout the exercise.

Step 7:
Bend at the elbows to lower the body towards the floor until the upper arms are parallel to the floor.

Step 8:
Chest should be around 10cm off the floor.

Step 9:
Pause briefly then push back to the start position by extending the elbows.

Top Tip:

Keep the body straight throughout the whole movement. Once form begins to fail, stop.
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