Written by female personal trainer Justina Triasovaite.
WELCOME to my simple exercises beginners section. In this blog post I will show you simple way to learn press-ups. This article is going to be very useful for beginners because most of the people don’t know how to do press-ups.
For this upperbody exercise you don’t need any equipment. Bear in mind you have to warm up before every training.
Press-ups or also known as push-ups is One of the most popular body weight exercise for different people. Press-ups are very well know exercise for a lot different muscles. We have shoulders, arms, chest and whole back involved. There is a lots of different varieties of push-ups and today I’m going to show you the easiest way to master press-up.
Good to know!
Push-ups can be great warm up for advanced people.
Rules to follow
Here are the rules you need to follow:
FIRST RULE – Keep your body paraler to the floor.
SECOND RULE – Work both arms equally
THIRD RULE – Keep your abs engaged all the time
FOURTH RULE – Use special handles for press-ups if you have inflexible wrists.
Places where you can do it
EVERYWHERE: gym, park, at home, anywhere you like.
Benefits of Press-ups
- Increased overall upperbody strenght
- Visibly defind muscles
- Stronger core muscles
- Better control over your body
Sometimes is very tempting to use your hips instead of upper body strength. Use your legs just as a upper body holder. It should not be included in push-up.
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Ready to give it a go?
Start with 100 press-ups a week increase by 20 every week in order to get stronger gradually 🙂
Please leave me your comments below. What did you think of the exercise? What is easy enough for you? Is there anything else you would have wanted me to cover? What other exercises would you like me to teach you? I’m all ears! 🙂