The push-up is one of those exercises that everybody wishes they could do; few can, and even then the form is typically lacking. Check out this week’s exercise!
How to (standard push-up):
- Start in tabletop position with hands directly below shoulders, feet should be slightly parted.
- Slowly lower yourself until your elbows are completely bent, or your chest has reached the ground, then pause.
Note: Elbows should skim your sides for military push-up.
- Push yourself back to tabletop position and repeat.
How to (modified push-up):
- Again, in tabletop position, start with hands directly below shoulders and knees on the ground.
- Slowly lower until your chest has touched the ground, pause and then return to starting position.
Note: For this to be a proper modification of the standard military push-up, you must keep spine aligned and butt down. If performed correctly your chest should hit the ground at the same time your hips do.
- Try placing your feet on a table or chair so your body is lower than your feet, thereby increasing the intensity of the workout.
- Include a Bosu ball or stability ball to spice up the exercise.
- Biceps, triceps, shoulders, chest, abdominals.