Wednesday, April 16, 2008

THE PUSHUP PYRAMID

Fitness Trainer Michael Olsen demonstrates the Basic Pushup Pyramid.




The pushup pyramid is a series of pushups that can be done at home or at the gym. The exercise consists of five parts. The first is a standard pushup. The second brings one arm into the body to create an asymmetric pushup. The third is a narrow pushup. In this pushup, it is important to keep the arms tight to the body. The fourth is an asymmetric pushup again finishing with the final standard pushup.

These 5 pushups create one series. Beginners should start with 2-3 series for 3 sets. Intermediate and advanced individuals should attempt 5-8 series for 3-5 sets. It is important to maintain form throughout the movement and ensure the body is in a rigid plank position to maximize core recruitment and stabilization. This series of movements targets the chest, triceps and core.


Michael Olsen is a personal trainer at System Fitness in the Beech. I have seen him transform many people so be sure to contact Mike if you have any questions or would like him as a trainer. Look for more of Michael's posts.

Funk Roberts
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