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How to Do a Proper Push-Up (Video)

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Here’s how to do a proper push-up:

1. Keep your arms at 45 degrees. You do not want them flat-out horizontal, which could lead to shoulder injuries and also won’t work your chest as well.

2. Flat back. Make sure that during your push-up, your entire body goes down at once — you don’t want your chest or your hips to lead. Keep yourself level and even.

3. Knees, if needed. If a traditional push-up is too difficult, then start on your knees. When dropping to your knees, make sure you start in a nice plank position, then drop your knees right where you are. 

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