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1Charles Littles ENGL 331-007 9/25/07 How to do a Proper Push-up Introduction This is a manual for the average person who wants to know how to do a push-up who wants to better themselves physically. Theory/Purpose The purpose of the push up is to work out your arms (concentrating on your triceps) and your chest muscles. Tools 1) Sturdy Surface Procedure 1)Lie chest-down on sturdy surface with your hands at shoulder level, palms flat on the surface and slightly more than shoulder-width apart, your feet together and parallel to each other 2)Look forward rather than down at the surface. The first contact you make with the surface with any part of the face should be your chin, not your nose. 3)Keep your legs straight and your toes tucked under your feet. 4)Straighten your arms as you push your body up off the surface. Keep your palms fixed at the same position and keep your body straight. Try not to bend or arch your upper or lower back as you push up. 5)Exhale as your arms straighten out
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Unformatted text preview: 6)Pause for a moment. 7)Lower your body slowly towards the surface. Bend your arms and keep your palms in fixed position. Keep body straight and feet together. 8)Lower body until chest touches the surface. Try not to bend your back. Keep your knees off the floor, and inhale as you bend your arms. 9)Pause for a moment. Begin straightening your arms for a second push-up. Exhale as you raise your body. 10) Repeat steps 1-8 for second push-up Tips & Trouble Shooting 1)If you have any condition that would impair or limit your ability to engage in physical activity, please consult a physician before attempting this activity. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment. 2)For an easier exercise, lower your knees so that they rest on the floor. Keeping your back straight and your toes tucked under your feet, proceed with the exercise normally. This decreases the amount of pressure placed on your arms....
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