Push Ups Exercise - One Of The Greatest Upper Body Workouts

Push ups exercise is probably one of the most common workouts in the world. The military incorporates it into day-to-day training. Coaches make players attempt quite a number of repetitions.

The reason is simple: it works a lot of muscles in the upper body, and you do not need any equipment! You can choose to it on a mat, but I always do push ups on the ceramic floor at home. (blushes)

How To Perform Push Ups Exercise Properly?

  • Place your hands on the floor, shoulder width apart.

If you are confused how to get the right position for your hands, use the following guide.

  • Prop your body up such that your knees, hips and shoulders are in a straight line.

  • Keeping your body erect, bend your elbows and lower your body till it is parallel with the floor.

This is where you might make mistakes. Be sure to keep your entire body straight. Do not bend your body, such that only your upper body is moving.

  • Straighten your elbows and push your body up.

  • Repeat this entire procedure 8 more times.

Little Details You Should Look Out For

  • Make sure that you keep your body straight at all times.

  • You can perform push ups exercise while on your knees.

If you experience difficulties doing this workout, you can choose to go on your knees instead of being on your toes. This will make it easier for you to do the exercise, especially if you are starting out.

  • You may choose to perform this exercise on a proper mat.

This is important if you are new to doing this workout. It places quite an amount of pressure on your palms, so a mat might save you from a couple of bruises.

Once you are quite accustomed to exercise, you can take a leaf out of my book and start doing repetitions on your floor without any mats!

Tips To Make This Exercise Tougher

  • When your body is parallel to the floor, hold the position for three seconds before returning to the starting position.

This is the best tip to maximize the difficulty of the workout. Of course, as you become stronger, you might feel that 3 seconds is too easy for you...

... So, increase the timing at your own risk. But to be honest, if you are able to complete 8 repetitions and hold each one for 3 seconds, I think you are improving your level of fitness by leaps and bounds!

Final Words From Azri

All in all, this is one of the most effective upper body workouts and can really help tone your arms, chest, shoulders... You get the picture, don't you?

The best thing about this workout is that, you don't really need any equipment as opposed to the other arm workouts that I will be discussing.

Since it's so simple to do, promise me that you will give this exercise a try. Come on, you have everything to gain and nothing to lose!

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