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Push-up Hold With Towel

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muscles:TricepsMuscle, Pectoralis MajorMuscle
synergists:TrapeziusMuscle, Lower BackMuscle, DeltoidsMuscle, Rectus AbdominisMuscle
fitness level:Hard
exercise type:Strength - isometric
Variations available (17)
Starting PositionExecution

General And Specifics

Starting Position

  • lay your front on the floor and position an towel across your middle back
  • bend the arms and hold the ends with your palms
  • the legs are hip width opened

Correct Execution

  • brace the body completely
  • push yourself up as in a push-up while you hold against the towel ends with the palms
  • you only can stretch the arms out halfway
  • hold this position for 5-10 seconds
  • avoid an arched back or a hollow-back
  • afterwards, rest the body on the floor for a short moment, then go on to the next rep