Learn more about the push-up and its relationship to the core stabilization and core movement muscles. Push-Up Progression (2nd Edition) has all you'll need to become a Push-Up Progression Specialist.
LEARN "THE FOCUSED FIVE"
DO NOT LEAN
OR HIKE YOUR
ENGAGE YOUR GLUTEUS MAXIMUS
DRAW IN YOUR
DOWNWARD INHALING/UPWARD EXHALING BREATH
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SPORTS MEDICINE
SPORTS SCIENCES ASSOCIATION
CRAB WALK PUSH-UP
This dynamic movement challenges your muscles intensely to work in an unusual way, creating a multitude of coordination while stretching your leg muscles and lower back. Furthermore, this exercise requires cardiovascular ability since your core, upperbody, and lower body must work together for optimal strength since your hip flexors must maintain a neutral spinal position in your back throughout.
The primary movers of this exercise that build lean muscle are: anterior, medial, and posterior deltoid muscles, pectoralis major and pectoralis minor muscles, triceps, rhomboids, latissimus dorsi muscles, rotator cuffs, hip flexors, hip adductors, erector spinae, gluteus maximus muscles, gluteus minimus muscles, gluteus medius muscles, hamstrings, and calves.
ALTERNATING LEG PUSH-UPS
KICKBACKS WITH PUSH-UPS
JUMPING JACK PUSH-UPS
Review all 24 push-up exercises and
their relationship to the core muscles.
Examine all of the benefits of the variations that the push-up provides.
Learn the difference between the core stabilization and core movement muscles.
Understand good posture and its effects
on the neutral spinal position.
Gain knowledge of "The Focused Five" and how it aids in optimal performance.
Discover the importance of progression from stabilization, strength, and power.
Learn how elbow and hand positioning play a vital role in the performance of push-ups.
Obtain education on common muscular imbalances an corrective practices.
This course features online enrollment, one paperback copy of "Push-up Progression (2nd Edition)," printed course outline, printed study guide, and link to online exam with instant grading. Paper certificate will be mailed within ten days of passing the online exam.
Your paperback copy of "Push-up Progression (2nd Edition)" is your reading material to help you learn your course objectives before taking the exam. While everyone studies and obtains information differently, listed below are some useful tips in helping you learn this material:
Be mindful to allow yourself the proper time per page to absorb the material
Complete the entire study guide to prepare for the final exam
Take notes, highlight, and underline all significant information
Create notecards on the anatomy of the core muscles, other muscle groups, and the various push-ups
If applicable, perform the push-ups and stretching exercises personally for a higher understanding
Examine all photos of the core muscles and push-ups for visual comprehension
This course features an online exam on Zetlin Fitness that consists of 100 total questions consisting of 50 multiple choice and 50 true/false. You may take this exam up to three times without penalty if you fail to receive a score of 75 or higher. You must be at least 18 years of age to register for this course. We recommend a personal trainer certification and a current CPR certification.
“I have had the honor of taking this course shortly after I became a certified personal trainer through NASM. The material that is taught in this course has served as an excellent foundation builder for learning how to build strength and stability using your own body weight. I definitely underestimated the power of doing push-ups prior to this course, and have improved in making more efficient strength training programs as a result of taking it. It is highly recommended!”
Hero Turner (Instagram: @hero_turner)