Exercise Guide

Sliding Push-up

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Pectoralis Major
Biceps, Triceps, Serratus Anterior, Trapezius, Deltoids, Rectus Abdominis
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required:Towel
optional:Backpack
level:Hard
type:Strength
Variations available (8)
Starting PositionExecution

General And Specifics

  • you need a ground you can slide on well so that you can do this chest exercise easily (it also works on the floor with paper plates below the hands)
  • make sure you warmed yourself up before you starting doing this fitness exercise, because it is very intensive for your core and chest

Starting Position

  • place two folded towels (or two washclothes or Valslides) shoulder width on the ground
  • knee in front of it and put the hands on the towels, you are on all fours now
  • go over into the push-up position
  • your hands are directly below your shoulders
  • lift the knees and bring the body in a line
  • the hands and tiptoes support your weight then

Correct Execution

  • brace the body completely
  • the hands on the towels slide outwards
  • do a full push-up
  • avoid a hollow-back
  • slide back into the starting position by bringing the hands back together
  • repeat

tips for the workout

  1. to impede this fitness exercise, you can put on a filled backpack
  2. if you want to ease it, you can go on your knees
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