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Day 144: Get Ready for Full Push-Ups with This Modifier

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Push-ups are one of the best exercises you can do without any equipment.
Modify yours the right way until you're strong enough to try them from your toes.





Modified Pushups


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?exercise=36




Starting Position
Begin by getting down on yours hands and knees with your hands just outside shoulder width and slightly forward of your shoulders.
Your knees should be directly aligned with your hips.
Keep your abdomen tight and your spine in a neutral position.

Action
INHALE:
Bend your elbows and lower chest to 90 degrees at the elbows.
EXHALE:
Push up so that your arms are straight, making sure your elbows aren’t completely locked.
Try doing 2 sets of 10-12 repetitions.

Special Instructions
If you can’t go to 90 degrees at the elbow, just go to a comfortable position until you can work up to 90 degrees.

Muscles Worked:
Chest, Triceps, Shoulders

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  • MOLLIEMAC
    My next challenge so thanks for this! It's a "brain thing" as I can do planks easily.
    31 days ago
  • EO4WELLNESS
    Did several of these today
    31 days ago
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