PUSH UP VARIATIONS

Fitness – if it came in a bottle, everybody would have a great body. ~Cher

 

LEARN HOW TO MASTER THE PUSH UP AND ADD VARIATION TO IT TO MAKE IT A FUN EXERCISE.

GET TIPS ON DOING PUSH UP’S TO TARGET DIFFERENT BODY PARTS.

The push up to me is one of the greatest exercise ever invented. it is a compound movement meaning it works many different muscles at the same time, and is still to date one of the best upper body exercise around, and the great thing about it is, it requires no equipments,

So How do you Start doing a Push Up?

Well if you never did a push up starting with your knees on the floor is the best option until you’re at an appropriate level to move up to a regular push ups. practicing planks is a good way to gain the essential strength to do a push up. Typically to do a regular push up you want to keep your hands shoulder width apart and keep a straight line from your head all the way down your spine.

Intensifying Your Push up’s:

Once you’ve mastered the push up you’re ready to start adding more intensity to your push up’s, many factor can affect how intense you make the push up, and which muscle will be the primary target muscle when preforming a push up:

The Width:

The width of how far apart your hands are, is the most basic ways of increasing intensity and targeting different muscles during your push up, the further apart from shoulder width your hands are the more intense it becomes and the more outer pectoral muscle(chest muscle) is being worked on the other hand moving your hands closer to each other also increases the intensity and targets more inner pectoral muscle(chest muscle) is being worked.

Swiss balls and Medicine balls:

Doing a push up on a Swiss ball or a medicine ball is a great way to work your deep stabilizing muscle and your balance. starting on a medicine ball will be more appropriate if you’re a first timer.

SWISS BALL AND MEDICINE BALL IS AN EXCELLENT WAY TO WORK ON YOUR BALANCE

Plyometrics Push Up’s:

Adding plyometric movement to your push up’s is a great way to increase the intensity of your push up’s , plyometrics is basically when you push with enough force that your hand or feet lift off the ground, a great example of plyometric push ups are, clapping push up.

Remember the only way to get good at doing push up’s is to practice.

 




 

 


this video was taken at Nimble Fitness

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