The Pilatesology Encyclopedia

Push-Ups

 

Goals & Benefits

  • Strengthens the whole body, especially the chest, shoulders, arms, back and seat.
  • Stabilizes the torso.
  • Lengthens the body from head to toe.
  • Gives a great sense of accomplishment.

Tips & Cues

  • Keep the abdominals lifted especially as the body lowers.
  • Keep the arms close to the ribcage as they bend.
  • Keep the body in one long line from heels to head.
  • Try with one leg when mastered with tow!

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Push Ups 2.0

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