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How To Do A Plank Press Up

Instructional Video


Written Instructions

  1. Start in a plank position resting on your forearms with elbows directly under your shoulders, fingers facing forwards. Have legs out extended and rest up on your toes. Your body should be in a straight line.
  2. Use one hand at a time to come up onto your hands so that your arms are fully extended under your shoulders.
  3. Once you’re up on both arms, perform a press up. Drive the elbows backwards so that the chest is lowered to the floor.
  4. Once your arms have reached a 90 degree angle, squeeze the chest so the body is raised up until arms are fully extended again.
  5. Once you’re up on both hands with arms fully extended, use one hand at the time to return to resting on the forearms to the plank position.
  6. Once you’re back in the plank position, try again, coming up with the others hand first.


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