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Push Up

Overall chest

Coach's Tips

It's a most famous, and at the same time highly effective, body weight exercise. If you put your hands further apart, you can target the outside of your pecs.

How to

Starting Position

1. Get into a plank position, with hands slightly wider than shoulder-width apart and feet together. Keep your arms straight, core engaged, and head in line with your spine. 2. Keep your body in a straight line from head to toe.

Proper Form

1. Lower your body until your chest lightly touches the ground, and then press back up until your arms are straight. 2. Keep your core engaged and your body in a straight line throughout the movement.

Breathing Technique

1. Inhale as you lower your body and exhale as you press back up. 2. Try to keep your breathing steady and consistent.


1. Keep your neck in line with your spine and avoid arching your back. 2. Avoid locking your elbows at the top of the movement.

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