Push Ups have a new meaning for me after a my time learning this past week! Im so excited to share this information with you all. Try to approach this movement with your cup empty so that you get the most out of it!

1) Start with a firm core and a strong plank. Engage your pelvic floor and your lats by wrapping your shoulder blades around your ribcage. Take time on EVERY push up to accomplish this process in plank!

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2) Spread your fingers out to take the stress off the wrists and into the whole hand and once again PUSH firmly out of the shoulders so the hands feel lighter!

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3) On the descent, keep the neck neutral and avoid a hanging head, (the issue I correct most in class) which lengthens the muscles that stabilize the shoulder blades and support the neck!

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4) Maintain plank to the ground and back up. If this is not yet possible, start on your knees and work up from there:

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Remember that each move is an opportunity to create a better habit, or not! Spend your time wisely and treat your body well!

🙂 Coach M

 

Gumsaba Fitness Class schedule Wednesday 3/16/16

5:30AM Sunrise Danville Womens only class – Coach Karen – Deadlift and Core!

6AM Sunup Moraga Womens only Class – Coach Briana – Deadlift and Core

8:15AM Sunshine Moraga Womens only Class – Coach Briana – Deadlift and Core

9AM Sunshine Walnut Creek Womens only class – Coach Jentry – Deadlift and Core

9:30AM Sunshine Orinda Sleepy Hollow Co Ed PRIVATE Class – Coach Piper – Deadlift and Core

11:00AM Cytosport In Trinity In Meditation – Coach Michelle (private class)

12:00PM Cytosport Next Level In Trinity – Coach Michelle (private class)

2PM Cytosport Hatha Yoga – Coach Michelle D. (private class)