The Pushup promotes enhanced fingertip to toe connection and stability

Welcome to day 3 of the Building Blocks progression powered by BridgeAthletic.

Check out the third exercise of the pushup progression, the pushup. Check out the instructional video below and keep progressing!

Exercise 3: Pushup


BridgeAthletic graphic, 2015 US Nationals, Push ups seriesThe pushup adds stability and mobility work for shoulders with a longer lever and promotes enhanced fingertip to toe connection and stability.

More Building Blocks:

Missed any of the previous Building Blocks or want to go back to review? Check out the progression below.

Day 1: Incline Pushup

Day 2: Kneeling Pushup

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Be sure to check back tomorrow for more Building Blocks!

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Nick Folker, BridgeAthleticNick Folker is the Co-Founder and Director of Elite Performance at BridgeAthletic. Nick’s athletes have won 22 Olympic Medals, 7 team NCAA Championships and over 170 individual and relay NCAA championships. Megan Fischer-Colbrie works as the Sports Science Editor at BridgeAthletic.  Megan was a four-year varsity swimmer at Stanford, where she recently graduated with a degree in Human Biology.

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