How to perform pushup exercise properly:

  • Start on all fours with the hands on the floor slightly wider than but in line with the shoulders.
  • The body should form a straight line from the shoulders to the ankles.
  • Squeeze the abs as tight as possible and keep them engaged.
  • Lower the body until the chest nearly touches the floor, making sure that the elbows are tucked in close to the torso.
  • Pause for a moment then push yourself back to the starting position.

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