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Movements Gymnastics Push-up

Overview & Demo

From a rigid plank position, with hands on the ground, arms perpendicular to the floor and fully extended, lower yourself until your chest touches the ground. Return to the starting position by pressing into the floor. Keep yourself as rigid as possible throughout. Limit any change in body angle as much as possible. Common mistakes include pivoting at the hips while on the way down.

Equipment

No equipment required for this movement

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