RTS Coaching: Finishing the Push-up

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When it comes to training, virtually anyone and everyone includes push-ups in their programming.

Whether your goal is to build muscle, lose body fat, or become a better athlete, well-performed push-ups can help you get there.

I’m a huge fan of the push-up for obvious reasons – and if it’s not obvious, grab a cup of coffee and read this first!

How to Push-up

Today I want to focus on one of the most common errors I see in the push-up: Not finishing the rep.

Here’s a quick recap of the video:

  • There’s a natural tendency to “sag” or “hang” on the shoulders at the start/finish of the rep.
  • Instead of allowing this sag, work to actively reach long at the start/finish of every rep.
  • Last but not least, the reach is subtle. If you exaggerate it you end up rounding through the mid-back, which is not what we want. Think about subtly reaching long through the mid-back and shoulder blades.

I know some of these videos may sound simple, but when you make this little tweak to your push-ups, I guarantee you’ll get more out of them as a result!

All the best

MR

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