Step 1: Get into a straight arm plank position with hands planted directly under the shoulders (slightly wider than shoulder width apart). Ground the toes into the floor to stabilize the bottom half of the body. Engage the abs and back so the body is neutral.
Step 2: Begin to lower the body as you inhale—back flat, eyes focused about three feet in front of you to keep a neutral neck—until the chest nearly touches the floor. Don’t let the butt dip or stick out at any point during the move; the body should remain flat from head to toe all the way through the movement. Draw the shoulder blades back and down, while keeping the elbows tucked close to the body, so the upper arms form a 45-degree angle at the bottom of the push-up position.
Step 3: Keeping the core engaged, exhale as you push back to the start position as explosively as possible without leaving the ground.
Need to work your way up to the Perfect Push-up?
Try the NEGATIVE PUSH-UP. *no "girl" push-ups*
All the work is done lowering yourself down as slow as possible.
Don't worry about how you are getting back up.
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