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Weighted Pushup

Angle-Based Images: Weighted Pushup Video
Angle-Based Images: Weighted Pushup Video
Angle-Based Images: Weighted Pushup Video
Angle-Based Images: Weighted Pushup Video
Angle-Based Images: Weighted Pushup Video
Weighted Pushup: Step 1
Step 1 Get in the standard pushup position with your hands slightly wider than shoulder-width apart and arms fully extended. Have a partner load a weight plate onto your back.
Weighted Pushup: Step 2
Step 2 Keeping your core tight, slowly lower your body to the ground. Make sure to keep your elbows tucked in close by your sides so they make a 45-degree angle with your torso.
Weighted Pushup: Step 3
Step 3 Once your chest touches the ground, pause, then press back up to the starting position. Have your partner remove the plate at the end of the set.

Progressions & Variations

Tips

Avoid moving hips out of alignment. Instead, keep your core tight and back flat throughout the movement.

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