University Recreation


Push up

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The following information is to be used as a guideline only. If any of the exercises cause any pain or discomfort, stop the exercise immediately and consult your physician. We strongly encourage you to consult with a physician before participating in any physical activity.

Primary Muscles: Pectoralis Major
Secondary Muscles: Triceps
Body Area: Chest
Modality Types: Body Weight Body Weight, Accessories Accessories
Equipment: Stability Disks, Stability Ball

Push up Push up

Proper Steps

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  • Read "Getting Started" before beginning any exercise
  • Get into plank position with arms fully extended
  • Hands should be shoulder width apart
  • Lower your body to the floor, press back up, and repeat


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