How to Do a Push-Up Correctly
Push-ups are one of the best basic exercises to target your arms and core. However, many people have no idea how to perform this move properly.
Fitness expert Heather Culton gave us step-by-step instructions on how to do a push-up perfectly. Watch the video above to see her demonstate this exercises or follow her instructions below.
How to Do a Push-Up:
1. Begin with bent knees. Once you master this form you can take your knees off the floor.
2. Place your arms a little more than shoulder-length apart and turned them slightly in.
3. Walk your knees back to a plank position.
4. Lifting the hips slightly, look forward about six inches and pull yourself forward and down (as if you are trying to touch your nose to your chest).
5. Press back up
6. Repeat this move 10-15 times at a minimum of three times per week.
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This push-up variation targets the triceps.
Start in plank position with your hands under your shoulders and your body in one straight line.
If your knees aren't on the floor, separate your feet so they're about shoulder-width apart to help you stay balanced throughout the exercise.
Place your hands together, directly under your sternum, with the tips of your index fingers and thumbs touching. Your fingers and thumbs should form a diamond or triangle shape.
Bend your elbows out to the sides, and lower your chest toward the floor. Then exhale to straighten your arms. This counts as one rep.
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