The perfect pushup – although primarily considered a chest developer, its effectiveness as a core and shoulder stabilizer should not be overlooked. Mark Merchant and George Vafiades of As One Effect on BooyaFitness have broken down the move so you can get the best results.
How to perform the perfect pushup:
- Place your hands and feet on the ground. Your hands should be slightly wider than your shoulders in line with your chest, near your armpit area.
- Put your toes together and form your body into a straight line from head to heels.
- Squeeze your shoulder blades together and lower your body to the floor, allowing only the chest to touch. Lead with your chest and not your chin.
- While maintaining a straight body, drive through your hands and return to starting position.
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