Mini Quick Fit: Push-Ups And How to Do It Properly

The Best Push-Ups Guide

Being able to do push-ups is a skill anyone can learn and perfect. Anyone can teach their body to defy gravity and perform X amount of consecutive push-ups. All it takes is regular work. Just like with any other bodyweight exercise it takes a while for our bodies to adjust to the movement and its requirements, memorize it and make it part of our routine. The good news – the body can do this fairly quickly, the bad news – it can forget it just as fast if you take too much of a break or stop doing them all together. With regular training, though, they can and will be conquered.

Our bodies are biological machines, they learn and adapt for what is required. Push-ups require you to have upper body strength, a powerful chest, and triceps and a good core. That’s exactly what your body will concentrate on developing to deal with regular push-ups – as long as you keep on increasing the numbers and difficulty the moment it gets easier.

What Push-Ups Do

Push-ups work your arms (triceps and forearms), your chest, lower back, abs, quads, and calves. They work the intercostal muscles covering your ribs and if you do enough of them and breathe in and out explosively as you do them they even work your lungs which mean they become an aerobic exercise that also works your cardiovascular and aerobic systems.

How To Execute Push-Ups Properly

 

How To Execute It Properly

1. Position your body with your arms straight out, shoulder width apart, and abs tight. Hold your body in a plank position.
2. Lower your body until your chest is an inch or two above the floor. Your elbows should pull you back and roughly a 45-degree angle.
3. Push your torso away from the ground until your arms lock. Then repeat the steps.

Best Tips To Do It

1. Keep your body stiff and straight as a plank.
2. Elbows at a 45-degree from your sides.
3. Breathe in on the way down.
4. Breathe out on the way up.

 

 

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