December 19, 2012

Wednesday Form …Pushups

They may seem routine, but there is nothing easy about them! We’ll see plenty of these during Hero Week, so get ready!

Set up: Choose one of several hand positions.

Execution: Lower ENTIRE body to ground as one, keeping the core tight.  Head remains neutral (not looking up or down) and the natural curvature of the spine is preserved.  The chest should touch the ground.  Raise entire body from the ground in a similar manner.

Common faults: Flopping / inchworm form – knees then hips then chest hit the ground, straining the neck / back.

It’s not cheating to go on your knees – it will help maintain the proper body position for your pushup, and allow you to work the muscles that will eventually be strong enough to do pushups off you knees!



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