Push-up

Exercise / Chest

How to perform the exercise

Get into position by placing your hands flat on the floor, directly below your shoulders.

Extend your legs out behind you, with only your toes and balls of your feet touching the floor.

Hold your body up and keep your back straight by tightening your abdominal muscles.

Your neck and head should be bent slightly back.

Lower your chest towards the ground by bending your elbows until your chest is just above the ground or you feel a stretching of your chest and shoulders. Hold for a count of one.

Press upwards from your chest and shoulders, straightening your arms as you return to the starting position. Hold for a count of one.

Repeat.

Exercise Tips

  • Keep your back flat throughout the movement.
  • Maintain a tight core for the duration of the movement.
  • Fully extend the elbows at the top of the pushup.