A fundamental life movement is having the ability to push. Pushing involves either pushing an object or person (in a sport) away from you or having the ability to push away from an object or person. An example is when you have fallen or have been taken down to the ground in sport. Your capacity to get up efficiently is predicated on your pushing strength. The push-up involves having adequate flexibility and mobility in your shoulders and arms and having the strength in the shoulders, arms and core regions.