Stretch Pushup


Stretch Pushup is on of Jack Lalanne’s patented moves. Only the most extreme exercise enthusiasts can do this exercise with their arms fully extended.

How to do a Stretch Pushup:

Get in a normal pushup position. Walk your arms out about a foot or so in front of you. Lower your body down to the ground until your nose touches the ground. Push back up. Repeat.

Muscle group worked:

Chest and Back muscles

Target Repetitions for Muscle Growth:

6-8

Target Repetitions for Muscle Tone/Endurance:

8-12

Why a Stretch Pushup works:

Stretch Pushup works extremely well because it puts your body in a very weird position that recruits your lats to hold your body up.

Tips:

As you get more advanced slowly walk your hands out further and further. The further your hands are out in front of you, the more difficult the movement will be.

Important!:

Breath in as you lower yourself down, breath out as you push yourself back up. The intra-abdominal pressure that you use when breathing out will help bring your body back up.

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  1. Reynaldo Betancourt

    Is there a progression for stretch pushups? Im not at the level where I can do these, and would like to know how I can work myself up to this point.

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