MOVEMENT 2 : The Push
We use our arms to push every day, whether we are opening doors, putting something on the top shelf or simply moving from our belly onto our back.
The Push pattern works the shoulders, chest, backs of arms (triceps) and core muscles.
If you are pushing while standing you will need good functional core & ab muscles to transition the power from the legs up and into the arms.
There are lots of ways to Push from single handed, double handed, alternate hands, pushing with rotation and also pushing from different hand positions.
Ultimately Pushing Exercises can be broken down into 2 categories:
– Vertical Push
– Horizontal Push
The Vertical Push will include all pushing exercises that go overhead. So if you take 2 dumbbells and press them overhead then this is a Vertical Push.
The Horizontal Push includes all movements that push out in front of you. So a Push Up is an excellent example of this.
OK, that’s all for today, I hope this is all making sense to you.
I’ll be back soon with the 3rd crucial movement pattern for your workout.