foundational movement three: Push ups

movement articulation points

  • Down on the ground, set your hands up to be a little wider than should distance apart.

  • Step feet back and set yourself up into a plank position, with feet together and maintaining your hand positioning.

  • Look slightly ahead of you (your chin should be the first part of your head to touch the floor) as you lower your body down bending elbows back at 45 degree angle.

  • Keeping your butt, quads, and abs braced, you should be able to lower your body to at least a 90 degree angle in your elbows, or until your chest hits the floor.

  • Making sure that your body stays in one straight line and your hips do not drop, drive through your hands until you have pushed yourself back into the starting position.

Name *
Your shoulders should be over your palms? *
My hips should drop as I drive up on a push up? *
Should my elbows go out 45 degrees on the way down? *
My core is always engaged in this movement? *
Is it ok to let my hips drop to the floor and be used as a support on the way up? *