The push-up is an exercise that can be performed anywhere with no equipment, building upper body and core strength. Can’t get much better than that! Perhaps a burpee, but we’ll address that soon (cue evil laugh).
When a push-up is executed properly, you are working your muscles in the chest, shoulders, triceps, back, abs and your legs.
Starting position should look like a plank with your legs pressed together. Upper body is rigid, but your elbows are not locked. And, I expect a smile too!
Not that the standard push-up needs any pizzazz, but if you’re looking for a challenge or variations, check out my YouTube video below:
10 Push-up variations:
1. Full push-up
2. Shoulder-tap push-up
3. Push-up to T
4. Staggered push-up
5. Single leg push-up
6. Plyo push-up
7. Push-up with reach
8. Push-up jacks
9. Hand release push-ups
10. Negative push-ups
Reebok CrossFit tank and shorts. I love really this line. It’s functional and fits amazing for any style of workout. Merrell Pace gloves are on my feet, but I just tried the RealFlex nano’s and will be utilizing those for CrossFit WOD’s.
On the YouTube note, I think I may need re-title my videos to get more views. For example, Body Rock TV titled a workout, “Blow me, Extreme Abs” and “Hot Mom Booty Moves”. Now, I’m not Lisa Marie (the host with a huge rack) but they are relying on some viewers that may or may not be searching for fitness videos.
In conclusion, this video maybe re-titled, “How to make your boobs bigger”. Just sayin’.
Do 1 of each move for 1 round. 1 minute break. Then, complete 2 repetitions of each move. Break. Then 3…keep going until you cannot do consecutive reps of a move. That plyo push-up is the deal breaker!
P.s. Thanks for the “likes” so far. My facebook page is young, but appreciate your support!
Do you want to see any of these moves in a future workout? Filming some new workouts this week!