It is estimated that shoulder injuries comprise 20 percent of all rugby injuries. Basic push-ups help strengthen your shoulders and protect them from injury. Basic push-ups work the pectorals, deltoids, triceps, abdominals, and your serratus anterior.
Basic push-ups in 4 steps:
1. Get into a high plank position.
2. Place your hands firmly on the ground, directly under shoulders.
3. Begin to lower your body while keeping your back flat and eyes focused about three feet in front of you until your chest brushes the ground.
4. Push back up to your high plank position.
Elite rugby players intensify this drill by adding weights on their upper back between their shoulders.
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REMEMBER: Before starting any new exercise routines please check with your medical provider and clear your new exercise plan with them before beginning. This is especially true if you haven’t been exercising for some time or are recovering from an injury. I am not a doctor, nor do I play one on T.V.
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