Perfect Your Push Up
The push up is a fundamental exercise that builds upper body and core strength. Kat & Molly review how to properly set up your push-up, plus a few modifications and progressions.
Summary of Form Cues for the Push Up:
Set Up in your high plank.
Place your shoulders over your wrists by shifting forward onto your toes. Hands should align with the chest.
Keep your shoulder blades pulled down your back, and pull your belly button towards your spine, creating a braced core.
Engage your glutes and quads to keep your hips in alignment with your ribs.
From here, keeping the space between your shoulder blades squeezed and elbows at a 45 degree angle from your shoulders, lower your perfect plank down, until your chest is hovering just about the floor.
Making sure to keep your hips up in line with your ribs, press the ground away from you to return to your high plank.