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How to do a Push-Up to increase your chest, shoulder, and tricep strength and to help improve your performance in CrossFit WODs.

Set up for a Push-Up

  • Begin with your hands underneath shoulders
  • Elbows are locked out
  • Your core should be tight and your body rigid
  • The body should be a straight line from head to ankles

Points of Performance for a Push-Up

  • Break at the elbows allowing your torso to descend towards the floor until the chest and thighs hit the ground
  • Keep elbows tight and close to the body
  • Press through the chest and triceps ascending back to your starting position.

Tips and Tricks for a Push-Up

  • As demonstrated in the video, maintain a hallow body.  This is done by squeezing your heels, legs, and glutes together while maintaining a tight core
  • Avoid arching the lower back
  • Inhale as you descend and exhale as you ascend