Elevated push-ups bolster engagement of the serratus anterior muscles. Strong serratus anterior muscles are crucial for stabilizing the shoulder blades and spreading out your ribs for inhaling. The also help rotate your body for fast swings in other directions.
Elevated push-ups in 4 steps:
1. Place your hands firmly on the ground, directly under your shoulders.
2. Put the balls of your feet on a solid bench or chair so that you are in a push-up position with your feet elevated behind you on the bench or chair.
3. Lower your body while keeping your back flat and eyes focused about three feet in front of your hands until your chest lightly touches the ground
4. Push back up to straight arms. Begin again.
Do as many as you can until your form begins to deplete then stop.
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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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