Every month we present an exercise from OSINSTITUT with FLEXVIT bands that can be carried out in various regressions and progressions. The correct execution and the different areas of application are discussed.
Guest article from OSINSTITUT
What is the Resisted Push Up?
The Resisted Push Up is a progression of the push-up. The body must be pushed upwards not only against gravity but also against the resistance of an elastic band. The Resisted Push Up focuses on concentric strength improvement.
Performing push-ups with resistance bands
Resisted Push Up: Starting position
- The trainee starts from the push-up position.
- The resistance band is fixed on the surface with the hands slightly wider than shoulder width and is stretched around the back below the shoulder blades.
- If you look at the starting position from the side, your ear, shoulder, hip, knee and ankle form a straight line.
Resisted Push Up: Execution
- During the downward movement/eccentric phase, the head, torso and legs are lowered en bloc in a controlled manner until the shoulder joints are lower than the elbow joints.
- During the upward movement/concentric phase, the tension of the elastic band gradually increases. It is important to ensure that the exercise is carried out until the elbow joints are fully extended.
- The spine should be controlled in a neutral position throughout the exercise.
Resisted Push Up: Use
- Return to sports
The next exercises in June and July are: Clamshell and Hurdle Step.
You can find out more exercises and how rehabilitation of the upper extremity can be controlled using the Return to Activity Algorithm (RTAA®) in seminar 2b Functional Rehab – Upper Extremity at the OSINSTITUT.