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Purpose: This exercise is important for strengthening your pectoral (chest), deltoid (shoulder), and triceps (back of your upper arm) muscles. In running, these muscles are helpful for your arm swing, and in sports like lacrosse, basketball, baseball, and hockey, they help with ball/control and shooting strength.
How to do it:
* Lay on your stomach with your hands on the floor at about your arm pit level.
* Lift up into a push up position with your weight on your hands and toes.
* If you are unable to keep your hips parallel to the ground, you can push up using your hands with your weight on your knees.
* Repeat 10-15 times.
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