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Table Push up

by Todd Kuslikis on October 10, 2011


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Table push up as a great bodyweight exercise that strengthens your upper body and your core muscle groups. The reason it’s called table push-up is because you look like a table in the top part of the exercise.

How to do a Table Push up:

Sit on the ground with your legs straight in front of you. Place your hands on the ground next to your sides. Lift off the ground so that only your hands and your heels will be touching the floor. Push your body up in the air so that your hips and knees and shoulders will be all in a straight line. Bring your body back to starting position. Repeat.

Muscle group worked:

Table push up primarily works your shoulders, arms, and low back.

Target Repetitions for Muscle Growth: 6-8

Target Repetitions for Muscle Tone/Endurance: 8-12

Why a Table Pushup works:

The reason table push up works well, especially for your shoulders, is because the great amount of pressure will be placed on them. If you do have shoulder problems I would recommend skipping this exercise.

Tips: The key to the table push-up is to make sure that your body is in a straight line in the upper position.

Important!: Breathe out as you enter into the table pose, and breathe in when you come back to starting position.

Disclaimer: Talk to your primary care physician before beginning any exercise regimen.

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