Do the Ankle Joints Work During a Push-Up?

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Whether or not the ankle joints are worked out during a push-up depends entirely on a few key things. Find out if the ankle joints work during a push-up with help from a celebrity peak performance coach and fitness minister in this free video clip.

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Hello there, my name is Jay Jones, Celebrity Peak Performance Coach and Fitness Minister, and today we're going to answer the question, do the ankles work during a push-up? Now, the answer to that question is, kind of, yes and no. Now, I'll demonstrate it right and quick. Because the ankles are somewhat involved in a push-up, but they're not the primer movers. The prime movers are obviously your chest, your shoulders, and your back. So, let's demonstrate exactly how this works. As we go down for our push-up, we'll notice that the ankles are supporting the body, and they're supporting the lower body and allowing the foot to bend. But the prime movers in the push-up are the chest, the shoulders, the arms and some of the back. My name is Jay Jones, Celebrity Peak Performance Coach and Fitness Minister. And the answer to your question, does the ankle work during the push-up, yes and no.


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