Push-Ups With Feet Elevated

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Doing push-ups with your feet elevated is a great way to take a really simple exercise to the next level. Do push-ups with your feet elevated with help from a certified strength and conditioning specialist in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Delf Enriquez of DelfEnriquez.com, and I'm here today, at Reflex Performance to talk about the benefits of doing push-ups with your feet elevated. Now, there are a number of benefits to doing push-ups with your feet elevated. And if you're the kind of person who has done push-ups after push-ups, after push-ups, all the same old way, doing them up to straight legs, and you can do up to a hundred at a time. One thing you can probably do is, elevate your feet, doing the push-ups, because you can get the following benefits from it. The first benefit is that, you'd effectively be lifting more weight, just because of the angle at which you place your body. So, think about pushing up from a flat angle versus pushing up from an elevated angle. There's more weight that your arms will be taking, just by the sheer elevation of your feet, as you perform the push-up. Now, the second benefit, is that when you perform the push-up at this angle, you're essentially loading your shoulders more, much like an inclined bench press. And if you want, you can actually draw a line as far as how your body is positioned, with a push-up with your feet elevated. And if you flip that over, you'll notice it's the same position your body's in, against gravity, when you're pushing up dumbbells in an inclined bench. So, those are the two main reasons for why you would do push-ups with your feet elevated. Again, my name is Delf Enriquez, and I'm here at Reflex Performance in Pasadena, California.


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