Two Push Positions (PARE/POPAT Training: Push/Pull Machine)

The push is a tricky one. It trips up so many people, because they rely on brute strength.

But the push is not solely about brute strength. Yes, it helps to have it, but proper technique and positioning trumps strength (if you want a full tutorial on proper pushing, check out the post here).

When it comes to positioning, there are generally two positions you can use:

1) Being in tight, with arms bent

2) Arms and body extended

Each have their pros and cons, which I cover in the video below:

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