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.