Get the basics right! Push-Ups 101

This week¬† I’m going to look at pressing movements and what better way to start these than with the bog standard push-up or press-up that pretty much all of us have done at some point or other.

When it’s done well, the push-up is a great exercise for pressing strength and endurance, overall body conditioning, a great core exercise and can be modified to achieve many different training goals in your programme.

Over the years I’ve seen this exercise done so poorly that it is really detrimental to your development and doesn’t achieve any of the goals above.

Anyway enough rambling, here’s a clip to show you how I like them done.

Let me know your thoughts by leaving a comment below.

Have a good one,


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  1. Gavin Allinson January 11, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    How does practicing the lowering portion help with developing the power in the opposite direction. The people who I have seen struggle getting themselves off the floor.

    You didn’t mention going on your knees to do the push up if someone doesnt have the strength do you recommend this.


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