The Push-up – An exercise to build upper body muscles

The Push-up – An exercise to build upper body muscles


Now I’m going to introduce the basic
movement and give you two options to make it a little bit easier if that
standard option is a little bit too difficult. So we’re gonna start on the
floor. Your hands are going to be about shoulder width apart. Your elbows are
going to be facing back. You come down into our plank position: so think one
line from shoulder to heel. Your elbows drive back, your chest touches the floor
and you stand. One thing I want you to focus on again when you lower yourself
as well as what you press: those elbows come back and forward. Keep them as tight
to your sides as you can. Now if that’s a little bit too difficult, you can perform
the same movement but from your knees. The easiest way to get there is hands
shoulder-width apart, start in that plank position nice and tight from shoulder to
ankle, drop to your knees, drop down and back.
Aside from pressing from your knees, nothing changes. Now if that’s a little bit
too difficult you can also grab a chair or even the wall and come from that
plank position, elbows drive back and press up. Good luck!