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Push Up (Pseudo)

Key Points:

  • Place hands outward and shift weight forward onto them.

  • Press down until chest almost touches the floor.

  • Extend back up and repeat.

Common Mistakes:

  • Elbows flared too far out.

  • Arching the back.

  • Rushing repetitions.

Where you should 'feel it':

Primary Muscles:
Secondary Muscles:
Shoulders, Triceps
Muscle diagram with the following muscles highlighted Chest, Shoulders, Triceps

Similar Exercises

Start by placing your hands flat and outwards on the ground at just wider than shoulder width, in line with your shoulders. With your arms extended, shift your weight forward to be leaning more on your hands.

Descend by bending the elbows until your chest almost touches the ground. Then push back up by driving through your palms until your arms are almost fully extended. Your elbows should be pointed outwards at roughly 45 degrees throughout the movement. Keep your core and glutes activated at all times to maintain a straight back. Repeat for the desired amount of repetitions.

Avoid flaring the elbows out too far and conduct the movement in a controlled manner without arching your back too much.

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