How To Perform the Push (PARE/POPAT Test)

The push is deceptively hard. You don’t realize how challenging it is until you’ve done it, especially after running 6 laps of the course.

The mistake many people make is to think the push is simply an upper body exercise. They rely on their arms and upper body muscles to push the handles in and keep it there.

The reality is, the push is a whole body effort, with the legs driving the handles in, not the arms and upper body.

To learn how to properly perform the push, check out the video below:


Don’t have a machine to practice on? You can try simulating the push with a partner. Check out the post here.

And if you want to learn how to perform the pull, check out the post here.

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