Activity Challenge: P-P-P-Push-Up!
This is one of my FAVS! There’s a reason push-ups are a classic exercise…. they work almost every muscle in your body.
This week, I’m challenging you to take it to the NEXT LEVEL and do….
💪💪10 PUSH-UPS EVERY DAY (Mon – Sun)! (If you’re already a push-up beast, there are advanced options below).
Push-ups are no joke. Once you nail the form, you’ll be amazed at how fast you’ll feel stronger.
That’s because the push-up actually is more of a core exercise than you might think.
Pro Tip: If you want to speed up your push-up perfection, and you’re not able to complete one yet… practice with “Incline Push-Ups” rather than on your knees. Simply place your hands on a bench or chair!
Here are some more tips to master the classic push-up:
Start at the top of a high plank, with your hands directly under your shoulders, hands firmly on the ground (make sure ¾ of your weight is in the heel part of your hand). Press your toes into the ground to create a stable base for your legs, and brace your core and squeeze your glutes.
Holding your body stable, bend your elbows so that your body lowers toward the floor until your chest grazes the ground. Your elbows should remain pretty close to your body – don’t let them “wing” out so that your body looks like a T. It really helps to think about keeping your hands pressed into the floor.
Core still strong, exhale as you push back up the top.
And push-ups aren’t a challenge for you, try doing them with one foot elevated, or with both feet on a bench or against a wall.
Are you in for completing a minimum of 10 push-ups per day EACH day this week!?? Let me know in a comment below! Extra points for posting a push-up pic of yourself! 💪💪