Push-ups may seem like a basic exercise, but they’re always hard and will definitely make you work up a sweat. It’s a great, multi-joint exercise that targets your pecs, triceps, deltoids, and all of the your key muscle stabilizers. Do them on StrongBoard Balance Board to take regular push-ups to the next level, and add even more of a challenge. Check out Arturo Contreras!
1. Position hands palms down on the platform on each side of the logo, shoulder width part.
2. Starting in full plank position, abs are engaged, hands are directly below your shoulders, head is in proper alignment with the spine.
3. Lower your torso to the SBB platform until your elbows form a 90-degree angle (or L-shape).
4. Raise yourself back into plank position by attempting to push the board away from you.
Tips: Keep your hands FLAT on the platform at all times during the push-up exercise. Remember to exhale when pushing up. Engage your triceps at the top. Keep your abs engaged at all times by pulling your belly button in towards your spine. There are many types of push-ups. The closer your hands are together the more you will engage your triceps. The wider your hands are apart, the more you will engage your chest. You can also switch the direction of your body, so your toes are on StrongBoard Balance, and your hands are on the floor. By elevating your feet you change your angle, placing more resistance on the upper body.