Coppell Personal Trainer Exercise of the Month – How to perform a Pushup

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Mar 30

Coppell Personal Trainer Exercise of the Month – How to perform a Pushup
This video is for all those participants that will be in the Push Ups For Charity Event in Coppell
It will also show you “How to perform a PushUp” or the proper way to perform a pushup”

For more information about Push Ups For Charity, log onto
www.PushUpsForCharityCoppell.com
Proper Technique for Beginners

  • Raise yourself up on your knees using your core muscles
  • Pull you shoulder blades back and down you’re the middle of your back while drawing in your belly button toward your spine to engage your core and isolate chest (move your hips until you feel he core engaged)
  • Bend elbows and lower yourself to where your muscles continue to control your body. Then lift yourself back to the start while keeping form. Try going all the way down until your chin almost touches the ground.  Beginners will not be able to go down that far.
  • Keep your hand below your shoulders (it does not matter the width of your hands) Tuck chin so your head is in line with your body

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Proper Technique for Next Progression

  • Perform pushups on toes (rather than knees) with shoulders back and down and core engaged. Your whole body should be in a straight line from ears to toes. 
  • Focus on your shoulders being pulled down your back and your hands staying underneath your shoulders. You should feel your core muscles engaged (working). If you don’t move your hips until you can feel your core until you do.
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Proper Technique for Next Progression

  • Perform plank lifting one arm (not shown) or one leg in the air and holding for 1-2 seconds.  Switch arms or legs.IMG_0979      IMG_0983

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