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Joe Defranco teaches the Perfect Push up at the Onnit Academy

Defranco Fitness Tips: How to Perform a Proper Push Up

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December 2, 2014
Updated May 18, 2016
Category: Goals

Summary

The Push Up is one of the most popular bodyweight exercises of all time. No matter what your goals are, whether you are an athlete or a stay at home mother, everyone should perform the Push Up. Unfortunately, being the most popular bodyweight exercise, Push Ups are performed incorrectly more often than not. Most lifters are in such a rush to get under the barbell, they develop poor body control which creates bad habits. As an athlete, your primary focus is building body awareness, and the Onnit Academy’s primary focus is building functional human movement. If you cannot control your bodyweight, you are not allowed under the barbell. In this edition of Joe Defranco Tips, Joe shows you a few simple tips to perform the Push Up properly.

Joe Defranco
Joe DeFranco is the founder and owner of the world-famous DeFranco’s Gym (now located at the Onnit Academy in Austin, TX). His gym has been named one of America’s 10 Best Gyms by Men’s Health magazine and one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Gyms in the USA by Greatist.com. For the past 18 years, athletes from around the world have hired Joe because of his remarkable ability to improve strength, speed, flexibility and power. Joe’s training techniques have been featured on ESPN, Spike TV, NFL Network, WWE Network, Men’s Health Magazine, Men’s Fitness Magazine, and in the NY Times best-seller, "The 4-Hour Body". His resume includes NFL players from all 32 teams, MLB players, NHL Players, WWE superstars, UFC fighters, and Olympic athletes. You can learn more about Joe and his training techniques online at www.DeFrancosTraining.com, as well as his membership site www.DeFrancoInsider.com. DeFranco’s caters to serious high school, college and professional athletes that are driven to reach their full athletic potential. Every square inch of the facility is dedicated to getting athletes brutally strong, lightning fast and mentally tough. What you will find with Defranco Training is an incredibly motivating, intense atmosphere; the best training equipment in the world; and some of the most educated coaches in the world!

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