Proper Military Push-up Form
Military Push-Up is an exercise performed with just body weight. Exercises mainly 3 muscles: pectorals, triceps and deltoids but there are more muscles involved such as abs, biceps and glutes in a less intense way.
The military push-up it is called that way because it is the expected way of performing it at the Recruit Sustainment Program (RSP)1 for “introducing new recruits to the fundamentals of the U.S. Army”.
Range of motion
Movement should be until arms are parallel to the ground when going down, and completely locked out when going up.
Hands should be placed directly below shoulders when being at the extended arms position.
Body moves as an entire unit.
Avoid forming an arch with your back. It should be a straight line.
Hips in line with back
Glutes should be forming a line with back.
- Proper Military Push-Up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwTGJdnmZWo
- Army National Guard Recruit Sustainment Program https://www.army.mil/aps/08/information_papers/sustain/ARNG_Recruit_Sustainment_Program.html
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