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Push-Ups (All Sports)

Push-ups are one of the simplest and most effective exercises to build a strong upper body and midsection.

The push up is a common strength training exercise performed in a prone position, by lying horizontally with face down, raising and lowering the body using the arms. Push ups are a basic exercise used in athletic training or physical education training. Push up's help to improve the pectoral muscles and triceps.They help to train the midsection of the body while strengthening the core.

If you are new to this exercise and you do not have the strength to perform it, you can either bend your legs at the knees to take off resistance or perform the exercise against the wall instead of the floor. For the experienced lifters, you can place your feet on a high surface like bench to increase the resistance and target the upper chest. You should inhale while lowering and exhale while raising during a push up. Always maintain a rhythm while breathing.

 

What to doWhat not to do
1. Elbows should be tucked into a 45 degree angle from the body.        
2. Butt to be clenched tight and hips to be flat and parallel to the ground. 
3. Hips, torso, neck and head should be in a straight line.
4. Abs should be tightly squeezed through out the movement.
1. You should not lift your butt high in the air.
2. You  should not over-arch your lower back.
3. You should not flare your elbows wide.
4. Your head should not droop.
1
Stand on the floor with your knees.

2
Lie on the floor face down and place your hands about 36 inches apart while holding your torso up at arms length.

3
Lower yourself until you barely touch the floor with your chest. Inhale during this process.

4
Return to the initial position. Exhale as you raise your body.

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