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WOW #10: Push Up Workout


Work Out Wednesday #10 – Push Up Exercises

We’ve all done push ups. But have we done them properly? And have we tried the many different variations? For most of us the answers to these questions is probably no.

Push ups are a great exercise that target your pectorals, core, back, triceps and shoulders. Doing push ups will help you build explosive upper body strength that is useful for athletes performing pushing motions. Push ups will help everyone improve their upper body strength and mobility as well as increased core strength. Push ups are a very healthy exercise that will help you look and feel great that you can do anywhere anytime without any equipment.

How to do a push up properly

This video teaches you how to do a push up the correct way to get great results and avoid injury. Common mistakes are pointed out to help you avoid them.

Home chest workout – push up variation workout

Fitness expert Brad goes over a number of push up variations in this no equipment necessary at home push up workout.

Push Ups for Physical Therapy Assistants

Physical therapist assistants programming for athletes should teach them how to do push ups properly. Teaching them some variations and workouts that they can do to improve their upper body and core strength will help them to avoid injury and perform better at their sport.

Have you tried push up workouts? Do you tell your therapy patients to do push ups? If so, tell us about it in the comments below! 🙂

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