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Push Ups Fingertips (regular arm width and body position)

Follow the description of this exercise but for a more advanced twist, do these pushups from your fingertips. Make sure you control your movement and don't try to do the repetitions too fast. If there is a chance that you have thumb or finger weakness you may want to switch this exercise with the standard pushup hand position!

Kneel down on the floor and place your hands flat on the floor and slightly wider than shoulder width apart. With your shoulders directly over your hands, straighten your arms. Move your feet back, placing your toes on the floor, so that your knees are off the floor and your legs are straight. At this point, your body should form a straight line from your shoulders to your ankles. Your body should remain straight throughout this exercise. Keep your head and neck in line with your body so that your are looking down toward the floor. This is the starting position. In a controlled fashion, lower your body down toward the floor, bending your elbows, until your body is nearly touching the floor. Breath in during this phase of the exercise. Now, push your body up away from the floor, straightening your arms, until you have returned to the starting position. Breath out during this phase of the exercise. If you need to reduce the intensity of this exercise you can perform the pushup from your knees instead of on your toes!

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