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Fast Fitness Form: Push Up 101

If you’re looking for a fast track to sculpted, toned arms and upper body strength, push ups are a must. They’re incredibly challenging – which we love – but also can be tricky to get right.

Here are some tips on how to best execute… 

-Think of your body as a long, straight line. Keep your back flat and hips level with your shoulders

-Engage your core: tuck your lower belly and pelvis upward

-When lowering, elbows should hug your sides at a 45 degree angle

-Your chest should touch the ground when fully lowered

-Once lowered, push the ground away from you

Ready to drop it down and become a push up pro? Watch this video by one of our personal trainers, Judice, to see how it’s done!

 PUSH UP DON’TS

-Arched back

-Low hips

-Flared out elbows

 

PUSH UP DOS

-Place your hands flat on the ground, fingers splayed out

-Your wrists should be under your shoulders

-You can be on your toes or knees (modified)

 

We’re always here to help perfect your fitness form. If you’re ever unsure about a move, please don’t hesitate to ask one of our personal trainers for their expert advice!