Exercise Movement Glossary: Push Up

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  1. Begin in the plank position, hands underneath the shoulders, elbows extended and abs tight.
  2. Bend at your elbows, lowering your body to the ground but staying rigid from your feet to your shoulders.
  3. Immeditately press upward, extending the elbows, keeping the abs tight and body rigid.

Standard: At the bottom of the push up, the chest and thighs must touch the ground. At the top of the push up, elbows must be fully extended.

Modification 1 for Beginners: Perform the move the same as instructed above, but begin from your knees instead of your toes.

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Modification 2 for beginners: Perform the move the same as instructed above, but begin from your hips instead of your toes.

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