Upper Body Strength

Ground Push Up


  1. Start by lying flat on the ground
  2. Hands beneath the shoulders
  3. Elbows close to the body
  4. Push straight up without having the elbows flare out
  5. We want to see the hips leave the ground first on the way up
  6. Chest leads on the way down
  7. Have the athlete start and finish each rep on the ground.

What to look for:

As we have mainly focused on stability and control with our upper body exercises. We are now ready to work on ground push ups. Take as much as rest as needed to maintain the quality of the exercise.

If eight reps are too much, drop back down to six reps and then increase after 2-3 weeks.