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The Pilates Push Up

 

The classical advanced Pilates push up is an advanced move that requires a lot core and upper body strength and stability. This exercise is a challenge for the whole body and needs practice in order to perform correctly and safely.

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Pilates push up Straight line from head to heels

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Keep space between shoulder blades

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Points to remember:

  • Zip the core – use the core as an anchor for this exercises and lift the abdominals towards you back for better support.
  • Imagine the body like a plank of wood – long and strong, forming a straight line from the head to the heels. Avoid sinking into the lower back or lowering the head.
  • Keep the arms on the back – keep the shoulders away from the ears and use the back muscles to push back up.
  • Use opposition – imagine you are pushing the floor away from you every time you stretch the arms.
  • Whole body integration – use you whole body during this exercise – use your gluteus, inner thighs and feet to support you.
  • As low as you can keep correct alignment – you don’t have to bend the elbows too much and lower all the way to the floor. Start small; make sure you only go to where your body can support you.

Exercises that will support you towards

performing the full push up:

  • Push up against the wall
  • Modified push up with knees on the floor
  • Holding the plank pose
  • Perform Leg Pull Front
  • Keep elbows wide
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