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
-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!