How to Perform Push-Ups – Modified, Basic, and Multiplanar

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Personal Trainer Charlotte Hellhoff demonstrates modified, basic, and multiplanar pushups.

    Charlotte Hellhoff: Hi! I am Charlotte and this is Cinda from Performance Private Training. We're talking about how to get ready for swimsuit season. So Cinda here's going to show you a push-up.

    So we're going to start with a regular push-up. Hands and feet, Cinda give me a push-up. Notice how she's keeping here abs nice and tight. If you arch your back, what's going to happen is you let your abs drop here, you arch your back, you're going to get hurt.

    Now we're going to show a modified push-up, for those of you who are not strong enough to do this on your hands and feet, on your hands and knees, same thing. Make sure your whole body comes down, nice, very nice. Keeping those abs very nice and tight still. Making sure you don't strain your neck either. So don't look down on the floor. That was excellent. Next, we're going to show you a multi planar push-up. Again, keeping your abs nice and tight. The purpose of the multi planar push-up is really to work more than one muscle group. So she's working her shoulders, she's working her biceps and triceps, her core.

    So if you're new at performing push-ups, I would start with maybe five push-ups in a set of 3. As you get stronger, you can up the amount to 12-15. Next, we're going to talk about how to perform triceps dips.