Fitness Move of The Week-Push Up
We’re going old school guys! Push-ups are a great way to tone up your arms and chest as well as one of the best ways to test your improvement in strength.
Chest, shoulders, and triceps
To remember with push ups;
- Always keep your hands slightly wider than shoulder width apart, with fingers together and pointing straight ahead.
- Start in the “up” position with your arms straight.
- Inhale as you lower yourself toward the floor.
- Don’t go lower than forming a 90-degree bend with your elbows
- Exhale as you push yourself up from the floor
- Your back should be straight. Watch the lower back sagging or the backside sticking too high in the air as those make for poor posture.
- If you cannot do a full push up in good form, there is no shame to starting on your knees!
- After you can do about three sets of 15 push ups with minimal rest between sets, it’s time to move on to a regular push up.
- If you have perfected the regular push up already, then make it even more challenging.
- Try elevating your feet behind you on a BOSU or Step, test your balance by putting your feet on a Swiss Ball, put your hands on the reverse side of the BOSU, or move a medicine ball from hand-to-hand while pushing up.