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Technique Tip: Hand Release Pushups

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Hand Release Pushups


Do you have PUSHUPS mastered?!?!  Are you looking for more of a challenge??  We have just the exercise for you … Hand Release Pushups.


This is a simple way to increase the difficulty and intensity of performing pushups without any extra equipment.


To perform:


  1. Start in a high plank (pushup position)

  2. Place your hands slightly wider than shoulder width apart

  3. Engage your core (abs, glutes, and thighs) throughout the entire exercise

  4. Make sure that your head, shoulders and butt are in a straight line

  5. Keep your elbows at about a 45 degree angle

  6. Descend in a controlled manner until your chest is touching the floor

  7. “Release” your hands off of the floor

  8. Place your hands back on the floor underneath your shoulders and “push the floor away” locking your elbows out at the top


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