Pushup Workouts - Variations To Really Tone Your Upper Body

Pushup workouts will discuss many different variations to the conventional exercise. After all, I'm sure that you are quite bored of trying the normal ones over and over again.

Azri's note: Loads more workouts for upper body at the end of this article.

Therefore I'm going to share with you about 10 variations that you can use to train your upper body. I will discuss how to go about doing them, and after that, I will give you some workout routines that you can challenge yourself with!

The different pushup workouts that I will be talking about are:

  • Monster push ups
  • Forward crawl push ups
  • Side touch push ups
  • Hand raise push ups
  • Hand pat push ups
  • Leg bend push ups
  • Viking push ups
  • Side to side push ups
  • Elevated push ups
  • Explosive push ups
  • One handed push ups
  • Hand switch push ups

Challenging Pushup Workouts

There are two pushup workouts that I will be sharing with you. What you can do, is select from the beginner friendly version or the intermediate one. As you become stronger and more confident, you can choose to do the advanced version, shared at the end of this article.

Beginner Version

  • Choose three of the different pushup variations above.
  • Do three repetitions of each. Total will be 9 reps.
  • Attempt to complete this in 1 minute.

Strive to complete 3-4 cycles of this workout. You can choose to try doing a few more cycles, or cutting down the number of cycles. Listen to your body.

Intermediate Version

  • Choose five of the different pushup variations.
  • Do six reps of each. Total will be 30 repetitions.
  • Attempt to complete this in 5 minutes.

Once again, try to complete 3-4 cycles of this workout.

If you can complete this workout without any problems, you can up the number of cycles! As always, your body will tell you whether you can achieve more, or do lesser.

Do not push yourself unnecessarily as you will only get injured.

Advanced Version

The beginner and intermediate versions were too easy for you? Then try this advanced one! You will definitely feel your arms and chest muscles throb after the workout.

  • You will choose 10 out of the twelve variations shown.
  • You will strive to complete 10 repetitions each. Total reps: 100
  • Attempt to complete this in 20 minutes.

This particular routine is not easy, but it is the advanced version for a reason. You should work hard to improve your upper body fitness such that you are able to complete 5 repetitions each. The moment you are able to complete 50, you're on your way!

Even if the intermediate and beginner ones were easy, you might have some difficulty with the advanced one. So take some time, build up your strength and you should be able to do the workout from start to end.

More Workouts For Your Upper Body

Final Words From Azri

Why are pushup workouts so common? Why is it that the military, sports coaches and other fitness professionals recommend it all the time?

The reason for this is because pushups are extremely beneficial for your upper body muscles. They are the easiest exercise to complete because they use only your body weight and don't require any fancy equipment.

This is why I gave you a workout to train your upper body. Trust me, if you gave time to work your arms and chest using these pushup workouts I've shown you, your strength will improve without doing other exercises.

So why do I tell you about other arm exercises and chest workouts? Simply because I want you to have a variety of options to choose from. Don't become prey to boredom, as you will lose all drive to exercise.

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