Push Up

The push up is the first in the fundamental movement series, and it’s probably the most commonly known.  However, what most people don’t realize is that skill and technique are just as important in the push up as in any other movement – learning to do it correctly will not only make you stronger, it will prevent injury and teach you to move efficiently in the real world.

Basic Progressions

Points of Performance:

  • Hands shoulder width apart, fingers pointing forward.
  • Tight butt/belly for a stable core.
  • Shoulders stacked over wrists/knuckles.
  • Shoulder externally rotated (pit of elbow should come forward.)
  • Lead with shoulder, going chest to ground and coming back up in one line