How To Do A Push Up Exercise

Learn How To Do A Push Up Exercise With These Simple Steps

Are you struggling with your push up exercise? Follow these simple steps to learn the most effective way of how to do a push up exercise and start feeling the benefits.

Benefits of Push Up Exercise

The push up is a great muscle toning exercise for the arms, chest, triceps and the front of the shoulders, whether performed on the knees or toes this is a good strength building exercise that can be performed anywhere.

Muscle Groups Worked:

Pectoralis Major, Deltoid, Tricep brachii, rectus abdominis, serratus anterior, coracobrachialis.

Variation

If you cannot perform a push up on your toes then start off on the knees until you get stronger enough to do so.

Step by Step Guide:

  1. Start on all fours with the hands on the floor slightly wider than but in line with the shoulders
  2. The body should form a straight line from the shoulders to the ankles
  3. Squeeze the abs as tight as possible and keep them engaged
  4. Lower the body until the chest nearly touches the floor, making sure that the elbows are tucked in close to the torso
  5. Pause for a moment then push yourself back to the starting position

Video Demonstration

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