These advanced push-ups force you to re-engage your abs. Melissa Guest-Smith demonstrates.
Great for the chest, triceps and shoulders – but also the core muscles, as the ‘hand release’ forces you to re-engage your abs at the top and bottom of each rep. This creates more effort for more reward.
a. Get down on the ground and place your palms flat on the floor at chest level.
b. Make a plank so that only your toes and hands are touching the ground (push-up position).
c. Bend at the elbows and lower your chest all the way to the ground.
d. Lift both hands off the floor, place them back on the ground, and then push yourself back up.
Photo credit: Mike Curtain; Workout: Ben Richards.
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