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It's been a couple of years since we last talked about the Push Up position and transition as the foundation for a number of other movements. While the Push Up is a really simple movement, it actually serves as a great diagnostic tool and is a tell for numerous issues you will encounter for other more complex exercises. Aside from the strength component: are you initiating movements properly with your shoulder? Do you have full range of motion? How is your core position maintained during transitions and under load? Do you have awareness of your body from head to toe to produce the same shapes with each rep, with each Push Up variation? All this and lots more to think about. If you don't have a good Push Up as the foundation, chances are you won't have a good ____________.
In the last Push Up progression series we actually didn't go into details about scaling the Push Up itself. So, over the next few weeks we're going to revisit the Push Up again, starting with some scaling options before breaking in to some more fun and advanced variations. Stay tuned!