EMS Fitness Exercise #4 – Pushups

October 24, 2011 § Leave a comment

Pushups are the corner stone of most fitness regimens. Pro athletes, body builders, and fitness buffs all do pushups. The pushup is still
one of the best and most effective ways to build chest and uper back strength. Additionally in order to keep good form you must engage your core muscles so they see and added benefit as well.  This exercise will help you with a variety of tasks you are faced with.

Quite simply we start on our hands and toes. You want to make sure that your hand position is even with your shoulders not in front or
behind them. The width of your hands is up to you, for more difficulty being them closer together, for easier pushups move them apart. Ensure to keep your legs, back, and head in a straight line. The simply bend at the elbows and lower your chest to the ground within about a Dixie cup length of touching the ground then push back up to the starting position. Do 3 sets of 8-10 reps.  Again for added difficulty change your hand with, or add some weight to a book bag, and add books for weight. If this is too difficult then do the Knee Pushups variation shown below

Do these until you can build up to the normal pushups.

Always remember to warm up before, and cool down/stretch when done.

As always, if there are concerns about your health, make sure to check with your doctor or decrease the intensity of the workout.

 

This post written by Robby Owens, auther of AverageJakeFF (averagejakeff.wordpress.com).

 

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