Push Up – Technique Review

The push up is probably one of the best bodyweight exercises one can adopt in their training should one be looking to build upper body strength.  There are countless ways to prescribe a push up with many different cues.  In the images below you will see a couple of images of the push up (top phase and bottom phase), with one version demonstrating a push up without an engaged core, and the other with a relaxed core.   When it comes to prescribing push ups for my clients, I will usually look to get my clients to engage their core so that they are training trunk stability and the upper body.

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