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The Anatomy of a Push up

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Milo Steckler

on 16 January 2015

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Transcript of The Anatomy of a Push up

The Anatomy of a Push up
Muscle use (upward motion)
The upper motion of the pushup flexes the anterior deltoids, coracobrachialis, pectoralis major, pectoralis minor, and tricep brachii muscles
Bones used in a push up
The muscles used in a push up are attached to the rib bones, humerus, clavicle, and radius bones. The skull is also crucial, because it contains the brain, which allows people to push it to the limit, past the point of no return
Joints used
Muscles used (downward motion)
On the way down in a push up, the abdominal muscles are contracted
rectus abdominus
transversus
abdominus
rectus abdominus
transversus abdominus
A push up is a a common calisthenics exercise performed in a prone position by raising and lowering the body using the arms
Shoulder joint- connects the humerus to the clavicle
Elbow Joint- connects the humerus to the radius an ulna
Works cited
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