Are You Doing a Proper Push-up?


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Are You Doing a Proper Push-up?

Push-ups, they are one of the most beneficial workouts that you can do with no equipment. But not everyone is incorporating them into there exercise routine especially women. Why? Maybe because they’re too hard. There are so many variations, on the wall or on your knees, and on elevated surfaces. Maybe it’s because your not doing it right and it’s hurting your joints or it could be you don’t have the confidence in your ability to carry your own body weight. Whatever the reason they are an important staple workout that everyone should be doing in there routine.

This exercise is great for upper body strength and getting those sexy shaped shoulders and arms. While it targets upper body directly it works your whole body engaging your core and strengthening your back at the same time, it’s really an all in one workout and if your able to do a proper push-up that means your strong enough to lift your own weight and is an indicator that your overall health is good. Now how do you know that your doing it right?

First, start on the ground to get the right hand placement making sure they are at the chest and not near the head, feet either together or shoulder width apart.

Next, pushing off the ground into a plank position, your body should be aligned, shoulders retracted, back straight and not arching, butt tight and tucked in, abs engaged and knees straight. Now that your body is aligned go down without pushing your head forward. If you do this might mean you need to do alternative push-ups that require you to be on your knees but still following the same steps as above.

Complete as many as you can and keep practicing because the only way to get better is to keep doing them right even if you can only do one now.


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