The Q3 MineFit Strength Series Continues With Week Three: The Press-up! This week our move achieves three goals and helps enable the perfect pushup:
(1) Stretches the upper and middle back;
(2) Strengthens the arms, shoulders and triceps;
(3) Engages the core and lower back muscles.
Strength Move: The Press-up
Technically, this “yoga” exercise should be performed laying on your stomach. BUT, you can also do a press-up using a countertop, a bench, or a wall. The main focus of this activity is to use your arms to push you into a position to release the shoulders and upper back, arching the spine up and pressing the pelvis down, using your arms as your leverage. Squeeze your butt as you press your spine away from the floor, and tuck your belly button to engage your abdominals.
Perform 10 press-ups once a day, focus on breathing into your ribcage and lengthening your neck.