press-up


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press-up

an exercise in which the body is alternately raised from and lowered to the floor by the arms only, the trunk being kept straight with the toes and hands resting on the floor
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But Grant Williams, from Garston, went on a press-up adventure, filming himself at Liverpool Town Hall, the Liverpool ONE steps, in Tesco, and even at Ann Summers.
Lumbar segmental extension during a press-up was measured using dynamic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) prior to and following the intervention.
Michael, now 40, a health and safety officer from Coulby Newham, said it had started as he wanted to get fit in time for his birthday by doing 1,000 press-ups a day.
FIREFIGHTERS joined Royal Marines and martial arts students in completing 100,000 press-ups.
Upper body strength is very important for perfect press-ups and, in particular, the arms and chest.
To achieve his aim David, 24, from Pontcanna, Cardiff, needs to do 2,735 press-ups a day.
Jim Mulheron, from Whitburn, South Tyneside, will follow in steps only previously trodden by martial arts legend Bruce Lee when he attempts to complete 1,000 press-ups within just one hour.
In March, Paddy aims to complete as many press-ups as possible in 15 minutes using the back of his hands, before trying to further his own record of 131 consecutive competitive two-minute rounds in five hours during the martial arts Kumite Warlord Challenge.
He completed 425 press-ups using the back of his hands in 30 minutes, smashing the record of 294 in the time.
Perform five normal press-ups ensuring you maintain the correct form.
AGAIN, start as you would for the normal press-up but position your hands much closer together until they are almost touching.