Push-ups are one of the most common exercises known to man. It targets the chest, back, arms and even your core.
With proper form and a few other full body exercises (like squats, and bicycle-crunches) you can get a nice full body work out if you’re short on time or are just starting out.
To perform a proper push up:
- You most maintain a straight line from your head to your feet throughout the entire exercise.
- Move slowly both upwards and downwards.
- Keep your arms at 45 degree angles from your body. With the biceps parallel to the ground at start.
- When going down try to reach the floor with your abdominal.
- If you have wrist issues, use fists to support yourself. You may use a carpeted floor for padding.
There’s really not much to it. Just like any other exercise don’t get discouraged if you can’t do 1,000,000 pushups from your first try. If you can’t perform a desired amount of repetitions, just do as many as you can and add a couple every week. With practice and conscience effort anyone can progress to perform a desired amount of pushups in no time.