How to do a Loop Band Push Up

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About Loop Band Push Up

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Instructions: How To

This enhanced push-up variation introduces resistance via a loop band to increase the intensity of the classic bodyweight exercise. Placing the band across the back and under the hands, it adds tension during the push-up motion, amplifying the work required by the chest, shoulders, and triceps. This variation not only strengthens these muscle groups more effectively but also encourages core engagement and stability throughout the movement.

  1. Kneel with both knees on the ground closer than shoulder-width apart.
  2. Grab one end of the band and place the loop between the index finger and thumb.
  3. Wrap the band across your body so it is positioned along your back and repeat grip position for the other hand.
  4. Place your palms on the ground directly underneath your shoulders with your arms extended and elevate your knees off the ground resulting in a high plank position.
  5. Brace your core throughout the movement and bring your torso closer to the ground while keeping elbows roughly at a 45-degree angle from the body.
  6. Maintain a rigid straight line from the shoulders to the ankles.
  7. Elevate your torso by extending your arms and return to the starting position.