Weighted Push-up

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Weighted Push-up

Instructions

Preparation

Lie prone on floor with hands slightly wider than shoulder width. Raise body up off floor by extending arms with body straight. Partner can place weight plate(s) on back if needed.

Execution

Keeping body straight, lower body to floor by bending arms. Push body up until arms are extended. Repeat.

Comments

Both upper and lower body must be kept straight throughout movement. Exercise can be performed without additional weight. If additional weight is used, partner will need to add and remove weight, and keep weight from sliding off back. See narrower grip push-up.

Classification

 Utility: Basic or Auxiliary
 Mechanics: Compound
 Force: Push

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