Everyone knows what a pressup is and most likely there has been a time in your life where you could bash them out or where working towards one. They can be pretty effective up to a point when you are starting strength training and there are a few ways that you can both make them easier or harder depending on your current ability.
If you go to the gym or attend classes, Pressups are most likely going to be a feature somewhere in your plan. They require you to lift a large percentage of your bodyweight and so are actually pretty challenging to start with if you are new to it. For you, it’s important to regress the movement to an appropriate level of difficulty that you can get in the required work to improve. Rather than banging your head against a wall with a movement that is too difficult right now.
What are the key technique points?
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Allan Young is a Personal Trainer and coach educator in Glasgow who operates Strength Coach Glasgow and is a 4x Scottish Champion Olympic Weightlifter.