Exercise Guide

Shoulder Tap Push-up

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Triceps, Pectoralis Major, Deltoids, Rectus Abdominis
Lower Back, Obliques
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required:Nothing
optional:Fitness Mat, Seat, Exercise Ball, Backpack
level:Normal
type:Strength
Variations available (17)
Starting PositionExecution - 1nd Step
Execution - 2rd Step

General And Specifics

  • here the core has work really hard, when you touch the shoulder, that makes the exercise special
  • the core stabilizes the positions and is strengthened effectively

Starting Position

  • knee on the ground or a fitness mat
  • stretch out the legs backwards, your body is in the push-up position now
  • keep the back straight
  • the arms are almost fully stretched and support your body
  • the feet are on their balls
  • the more distance they have, the easier the exercise

Correct Execution

  • brace the core
  • slowly bend both arms, until you almost touch the ground with your upper body
  • stretch the arms again, but not completely
  • now touch one shoulder with the opposite hand
  • hold up the hip, the back straight and the body in a line
  • put the hand to the ground again and go over to the next push-up rep
  • then touch the same or the opposite shoulder
  • do several ones

tips for the workout

  • ease up the exercise, by doing it on your knees
  • to impede it, use a filled backpack and put it on your back or raise the position of your feet, for example with a chair or a exercise ball
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