Here's a quick review of good push-up form on the bikes:
1. STANDARD PUSH-UP (in position 1)-First, don't forget to keep those legs working and have your resistant set to 50% (unless instructed otherwise). Head up! Chest up! Chest goes down and elbows go out to the side. Focus on the body part we are working (which is the chest) and SQUEEZE!
2. STANDARD PUSH-UP (in position 3)-I suggest to my classes to have at least 60% resistance on the bike (preferably 70%). Head up! Chest Up! Bringing your chest over the handle bars, keeping your hips pushed back, get in position 3 and lower your chest, allowing your body weight on the handle bars, and push-up squeezing your chest. The goal here is to work the chest while staying balanced and in proper form. A common mistake is not having your hips back enough.
3. TRICEP PUSH-UP (in position1)-Bike set at 50% resistance and just about the same thing here. Head up! Chest up! Except, elbows come in, toward your body and as you lower your chest you push up through your triceps and SQUEEZE! Our goal is to isolate the triceps so when you push up don't forget to squeeze your triceps to increase the burn!
If you have any questions, as always, I'm here to help! Or, you can ask any of our awesome instructors!
Here's to a very Happy and HEALTHY New Year! Thank you for being such a great Fitness Community!