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Video:How to Do a Proper Army Push Up

with Sgt. Shane Medders

Whether you're prepping for basic training or you just want to maximize your work out, knowing how to do a push up will come in handy. See the proper procedure for doing a military push up.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Do a Proper Army Push Up

My name is Army Sgt. Shane Medders, and I am stationed in Fort Knox Kentucky as a drill sergeant, here for About.com. Today we will be showing you how to properly do a pushup.

Army Push Up Position

One of the most well known exercises in the army is the pushup. To begin, you will get down in what we call the starting position. The front lean rest position is where the hands are comfortable for you, approximately shoulder width apart. The feet may be together or up to twelve inches apart. The body is in a straight line. The starting position is where the hands and feet are comfortable for you. The feet may be up to twelve inches apart and the hands are approximately shoulder width. The body, as you see, is in a generally straight line. This is the starting position for the pushup.

Push Up Routine

On the command GO you will begin lowering the body until the upper arms are at least parallel to the ground. From the down position, you will return to the starting position by straightening the arms completely. On the command go you will begin lowering the upper body until the arms are at least parallel to the ground.

And that is how to properly do a military pushup. Thanks for watching.
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