2. Lower Traps
The move: Stiff-arm step walks
Why it’s key: To take your pushups from good to great, you need to ensure you’re activating all of the muscles in the shoulders and back. These walks isolate shoulder blades, getting them stronger and ready for action.
How to do it: Start in a high plank, a step (or a 3- or 4-inch riser) on the right. Keeping elbows locked out, walk right arm on step, then return to start for 1 rep. Do all reps on right arm, working at a steady pace, then switch to left. Do 3 to 4 sets for 15 reps per arm.Back to top