Doing pushups on a regular basis will make you strong. They are one of my favorite exercises because I can do them anywhere, I don’t need any equipment, and they engage nearly my entire body. Some serious bang-for-my-buck as I like to say.
Some people shy away from pushups because they are “hard”. But that’s what makes them so wonderful! I’ve made a short video demonstrating several variations of pushups for different levels of strength. Wherever you are at, if you spend just a few minutes a couple times a week doing it, you’ll start to notice yourself getting stronger.
The key things I mention in the video are body position and wrist alignment. Whatever variation you are using, you want your body in a straight line from your feet (or knees if you’re on your knees) to the top of your head. This requires that you engage your quads, glutes, abs, back, and shoulders. Check yourself out in a mirror. Second, your wrists should be in alignment with your shoulders meaning that they are not way out in front of you or hiding under your body. You can, however, choose if your hands are wide, shoulder width or narrow.
So, you ready for some pushups???