Push It.

9 Nov
Photographer: Frank C. Müller

Push Ups have become one of my favorite exercises, an exercise that I could not even do a few years back. What other exercise manages to work your triceps, chest, shoulders and even your core? What makes the push up even better is that it requires no weights or gym and they can be done anywhere. There are many different variations of the push up and by changing your hand placement just a little bit, you can and will work different parts of your upper body.

Here are 5 variations of push ups for you to try. If you have never done push ups before just aim to do 2 of them and work your way up. You will be surprised how quickly your upper body strengthens with this exercise if you do them often. If you currently do push ups then try a different form, I did this to myself yesterday morning and my arms and chest were begging for mercy 😉

5 Ways To Push It.

1- Diamond Push Up. This Push Up Puts More Emphasis On Your Triceps.

Place your hands on the floor with your feet together. Make a diamond shape with your hands using your thumbs and index fingers. Lower until you are about 2 inches from the floor and push back up. Repeat until failure.

2- Wide Push Up. This Push Up Puts More Emphasis On Your Chest.

Place your hands on the floor about 2 shoulder widths apart, keeping your feet together. Lower your chest to the floor keeping your elbows out to the side to maximize the work your chest muscles have to do. Push back up. Repeat until failure.

3- Fist Push Up. This Push Up Puts More Emphasis On Your Shoulders.

Place your knuckles on the floor with your feet together. Lower your body until you are about 2 inches from the ground. Push back up. Repeat until failure.

4- Narrow Push Up. This Push Up Puts More Emphasis On Your Shoulders and Triceps.

Place your hands less than shoulder width apart, about 6 inches, elbows tucked in close to your body. Lower yourself until you are about 2 inches from the ground. Push back up. Repeat until failure.

5- Elevated Push Up. This Push Up Is Harder Then All Of The Above And Puts More Emphasis On Your Arms.

Place your feet on an elevated surface about 12 inches high. You can place your hands in narrow, wide, regular or diamond position. Lower yourself until you are about 2 inches from the floor. Push back up. Repeat until failure. As you get better with this you can raise the height of the surface your feet rest on.

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