Help! Pushups cause back caving!!

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Oct 13, 2014 5:41am
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So I'm in the Army, I've always struggled with pushups during the PT test... I've gotten my arms strong enough at this point, the only thing is my stomach keeps sagging into the floor... I know about squeezing your butt and abs together when doing them to hold your core but I can't keep it tight. Any ideas? Does anyone else have this problem? My test is in a week and I only have to get to 34 pushups in 2 minutes because of my age bracket, but that seems impossible! HELP!

13 Oct
13 Oct
Practice by doing full planks for as long as you can, take a short break and repeat for 3-4 rounds and keep doing what you're doing to maintain arm strength. You have to combat that mental monster that's saying you can't do it because you can...its only 2 minutes!!
13 Oct
Oh yeah, a former Drill Instructor used to put his hat under our body and dare us to touch it while doing pushups....you might get an image in your minds eye to help you avoid a sagging back, lots of power in what the mind can help us accomplish!
13 Oct
Hi can you help me
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Oct 13, 2014 6:39am
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You should try to do planks, in order to improve core stability. There are lots of plank workouts in skimble.

Juanba

13 Oct
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Oct 13, 2014 9:21am
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Hm watch rocky movie,its the best motivation :P

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Oct 13, 2014 11:37am
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I agree with everyone....  strengthen your core... plank is a great place to start.  I just did a 21 day plank challenge that really helped.  Lots of good yoga stretches and core work also...  Keep us posted.  You can do this...!!!

Oct 13, 2014 3:13pm
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Oct 13, 2014 6:42pm
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My suggestion would be to strengthen your core and practice getting to the 34 pushups. Practice every other day.

26 Nov
Keep trying you may get to do a few more every other day
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Oct 13, 2014 7:05pm
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Alternate your speed on the push ups as well. A mixture of slow and fast ones.
13 Oct
Speed and have positioning...
13 Oct
Hand... damn autocorrect LOL
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