How To Do Pushups With Parallettes

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Author:
Nick Ortego is a health coach specializing in biohacking for runners. He integrates modern methods with the ancient wisdom of yoga to help runners get the most out of every aspect of life. He is the owner of N 2 Action, a wellness studio in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, offering personal training, health coaching, yoga, and fascial stretch therapy.
Also find more on the Nick Ortego Fitness YouTube Channel

Transcript:
Hey it’s Nick Ortego here. I’m gonna
show you how to use parallettes. These
are parallettes that I’ve made
myself with PVC. they’re roughly nine or
10 inches high, made them with one and a half-inch PVC pipes. I’ve got another video showing
you how to make these that I will link
to in the description of this video. I’ll
teach you how to do push-ups with these parallettes. What
you want to do is place them parallel
with each other like this. Your width can
vary from right at shoulder width to a
little wider. From there place your hands
on the bars, go into the top of a push-up
position. Be sure that your your hips,
shoulders and knees are lined up. So you
don’t want your hips to sag like this and
you don’t want your hips higher than the
line between the shoulders and knees.
Just like that, take a big breath in on
the way down and then exhale and push up.
This allows you to get a greater range
of motion going into some shoulder
extension here. Just be sure that you can
move your shoulder blades back with your
arms. Be sure that you have the range of
motion so that you’re not trying to push
the elbows back while the shoulder goes
forward. So it should look like this
where the shoulder blade comes back as
well, and not like this where the
shoulder blade goes forward and the
elbow goes back like this. Here’s the
critical point my shoulder blades go
back. If I don’t have the flexibility to
do that my shoulder blades start to roll
forward which is not good for the
shoulder mechanics. So really work on
your pectoral muscle flexibility. If
going with the full push up position
a little too hard now you can go from
the knees and that looks like this.
Breathe in on the way down, exhale on the
way up and just be sure you have the
range of motion. Be sure that you’re
you’re using the shoulder blades coming
back to extend your range of motion and
not going into kind of a hunched forward
and shoulder blade rolling forward when
your elbows go back elbows back. But the
shoulders go back as well really
stretching the pecs out. You got any
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Nick Ortego is a health coach specializing in biohacking for runners. He integrates modern methods with the ancient wisdom of yoga to help runners get the most out of every aspect of life. He is the owner of N 2 Action, a wellness studio in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, offering personal training, health coaching, yoga, and fascial stretch therapy.
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Also find more on the Nick Ortego Fitness YouTube Channel

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Also find more on the Nick Ortego Fitness YouTube Channel

For a free coaching session, submit your info in the form below:

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Also find more on the Nick Ortego Fitness YouTube Channel

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Nick Ortego is a health coach specializing in biohacking for runners. He integrates modern methods with the ancient wisdom of yoga to help runners get the most out of every aspect of life. He is the owner of N 2 Action, a wellness studio in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, offering personal training, health coaching, yoga, and fascial stretchIn this post:
therapy
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