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Exercise Demonstrations

Pushups on Foam Roller

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Pushups on Foam Roller Exercise

Starting Position

Kneel on a mat with a foam roller in front of you (not pictured). Place your hands on the roller, shoulder-width apart, arms straight. Engage your abs and extend one leg at a time to come up to a pushup position so that your shoulders, hips and knees form a straight line.

Action

INHALE: Maintaining a straight line with your body, bend the elbows (to point behind you) and lower your body toward the floor. EXHALE: Straighten the arms to push back up to the starting position to complete one rep.

Special Instructions

Only lower toward the floor as far as you can while maintaining a straight line with the body. Keep your head and neck in a neutral position. Keep the arms close to the sides of the body. Keep the legs close together or no wider than hip-width apart.

Muscles Worked: Triceps, chest, shoulders