Focus: Abdominals, Hips, Low Back
Start on your stomach, both hands under your shoulders, push both hands in to the mat and raise your chest up, keeping hips on the mat, and slowly lower towards the mat.
The Prone Press Up is a simple but effective exercise that can be used in physical therapy to strengthen the muscles in the upper back and shoulders. These muscles are important for maintaining good posture and alignment, and they can help to reduce pain and improve function in people with back pain, shoulder pain, or other injuries.
The Prone Press Up is a safe and effective exercise for people with all levels of back pain or shoulder pain. If you have any pain or discomfort while doing the exercise, stop and consult with your physical therapist.
Here are some additional benefits of the Prone Press Up exercise:
- Improves posture
- Strengthens the core
- Reduces pain
- Improves function
- Prevents injury
- Enhances athletic performance
- Improves quality of life