Outdoor Push-Ups

Intermediate Level of Difficulty

The push-up is a challenging upper body exercise that targets the chest, shoulders and arms.

MUSCLES ENGAGED


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Chest

Strengthening the chest muscles will help you push things easily and effortlessly. The muscles in your chest help stabilize your shoulder joint, which reduces your vulnerability shoulder joint injuries. Working your chest muscles also has an aesthetic factor (body contouring).

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Shoulders

The shoulder is the most movable joint in the body. However, it is an unstable joint because of the range of motion allowed. This instability increases the likelihood of joint injury, often leading to a degenerative process in which tissues break down and no longer function well.

Exercise Instructions


outdoor push-ups - step 1

Step 1

Start in a push-up position with your hands under your shoulders, your feet shoulder width and your core engaged.

outdoor push-ups - step 2

Step 2

Lower your body down to the ground while maintaining a rigid plank position from shoulders to ankles.

outdoor push-ups - step 3

Step 3

Press you body back up to the starting position while maintaining a tight core.