x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Move of the week: advanced push-up

The fifth exercise in our eight-part weekly series of workouts.

Step one. Charles Crowell for The National
Step one. Charles Crowell for The National

Derryn Brown, a personal trainer at The Hundred Pilates Studio in Dubai, demonstrates the fifth exercise in our eight-part weekly series of workouts. Do this move alone or incorporate it into your own fitness routine. Go to www.thenational.ae/moveoftheweek, where we collect the workouts and post video demonstrations.

1. Begin in the classic push-up position but with feet elevated on a step. Beginners should be flat on the ground and widen their feet.

2. With hands just beneath the shoulders, keeping toes together, bend all the way down.

3. Having kept your elbows tight to the torso on the decline, raise yourself back up and repeat 10 to 15 times.

Top tip: Beginners can elevate their hands instead of the flat position.

 

• To book a private consultation with Derryn Brown, visit www.derrynbrown.com

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