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Reverse Push-Up: The Push-Up that Blasts Your Core

Push-up Workout

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  • You can easily tweak the traditional push-up technique to turn it into a powerful core-building workout by doing a push-up in reverse
  • A reverse push-up involves lowering your body into the typical push-up position, then, instead of pushing your body upward, bending your knees and moving your body backward before again moving forward into the push-up starting position
  • Adding both reverse and regular push-ups into your workout routine makes sense, as both will work your core in a variety of different ranges of motion, in different angles and positions, in order to engage all muscles
  • An improperly performed push-up is a waste of your precious workout time; common mistakes most people make when performing a push-up include going too fast and using only partial range of motion

By Dr. Mercola

Push-ups are one of the oldest exercises in the books, but there's a reason they have so much staying power. When performed correctly, they are one of the most effective and simplest exercises to build a strong upper body and midsection.


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