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Weighted Push Up

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Coach's Tips

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How to

Starting Position

1. Get into a plank position on the floor with your hands placed slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. 2. Place a weight, such as a dumbbell, on your back.

Proper Form

1. Bend your elbows and lower your body until your chest is just above the floor. 2. Pause, then press your body back up to the starting position.

Breathing Technique

1. Breathe in as you lower your body, and exhale as you press your body back up.

Precautions

1. Make sure to keep your core engaged throughout the entire exercise. 2. Do not arch your back or let your hips drop as you lower your body. 3. If the weight is too heavy, take it off your back and perform regular push ups.

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