How are your push-ups coming along? Here’s a tip: During your push-up, spread your fingers out a little, and push your fingers and palms firmly into the groups. Next, pretend (but don’t really move your hands) push-ups that you’re rotate your hands out. (This is called external rotation). This will help you engage your back muscles and get an even stronger push-up! 💪💪💪
While the push-up primarily targets the muscles of the chest, arms, and shoulders, support required from other muscles results in a wider range of muscles integrated into the exercise.
“Wall” push-ups are performed by standing close to a wall and pushing away from the wall with the arms; one can increase the difficulty by moving one’s feet farther from the wall.
“Table” or “chair” push-ups are performed by pushing away from a table, chair, or other object. The lower the object, the more difficult the push-up. One should be sure that the object is securely stationary before attempting to push up from it.
“Three-phase” push-ups involve simply breaking a standard push up into three components and doing each one slowly and deliberately. Participants usually start face down on the floor with hands outstretched either perpendicular or parallel to the body. The first phase involves the arms being brought palms down on a 90-degree angle at the elbows. The second phase involves the body being pushed into the up position. The third phase is returning to the starting position. This technique is commonly used after a large block of regular push-ups, as it poses less stress and requires less effort.
You’ll be AMAZED at how much better your push-up will be and how much stronger you feel!! 🏆🏆