Staggered Push Ups

The staggered push up will help work your shoulder and chest muscles through a different range of motion.

Using a marker such as a line or broom handle will give good indication of your staggered hand position.

keep one hand forward and one back aim to keep your back and legs straight

Keep your hands facing forward with one wrist slightly forward and the other slightly back from your shoulders. Adopt a suitable press-up position dependant upon your fitness level – full ¾ or box position.

Lower yourself down towards the floor in a smooth controlled manner, ideally 2 inches away from the floor, allowing your elbows to follow a natural route away from your body.

Arching of the spine and forcing your bottom into the air should be avoided.

Stretch and Warm Up before you commence any exercise and aim to finish with some good stretching to let your body and mind recover.

Look in the Circuit Exercises area for some great ways for you to design your own circuit routine at home.

Remember to record how many repetitions and sets you can perform, so that you will so how your getting fitter and stronger in all areas. Download your free PDF Record Sheet

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