Join Susannah Windell for an exercise that is the basic form of a push up, combining balance and stability, strengthening your upper body by using your chest and shoulders.
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Knee Push-up Exercise Hi my name is Susannah Windell. And I'm from Los Angeles California. My specialty is combining weight training, palates, interval training and dance. Today I'm going to be demonstrating to for you a basic push up from the knees. To push up from the knees is doable anywhere. It’s a great exercise to combine all of the upper body muscles. This exercise is designed to work your pectoral muscles, your anterior deltoids and your triceps. Let’s get started. First coming down to the knees, I’d like you to pace the hands just wider than the shoulders and shift the pelvis forward so that the front of the head are stretched. Make sure that you’re keeping the abdominals engaged and supporting them in the lower back. As we come down we going to take a deep breathe in and swell and press out. Repeat this exercise ten to fifteen repetitions with three to four sets. Make sure as you do this exercise inhale as you come down, exhale as you come up. You’re looking to bring the chest that goes to the floor and get a 90 degree at the elbow. Also be sure to keep the head inline with the back and not let the head comes down close to the floor. If you do it properly you’ll be able to feel the tension throughout the arms and the chest. If you feel pain at all in the lower back you know that you need to pull up in the abdominals, engage to the Rectus abdominis and keep the pelvis checked.