Introduction and muscles involved
When you think of fitness, the push up is one of the staple exercises you think of.
It’s one of the best in my opinion, so many variations, you can work nearly your whole body with different types of push ups.
It’s the foundation of nearly all bodyweight programmes.
It predominantly targets the chest and triceps.
How to do a push up
1. To do a push up you must begin with your hands and feet on the floor.
2. Set your hands slightly wider than shoulder length planted just underneath your shoulders with your fingers spread.
3. Your feet should be set up in a comfortable position which could be close together or shoulder length apart.
4. Your body should be raised in a straight line from the shoulders to the ankles. No sticking your butt up or sagging.
5. Your arms need to be straight supporting your weight looking ahead not down to the floor.
6. Once you’re in this position, lower the body until the chest almost touches the floor (around 1 inch from it), keeping your elbows tucked in close to the torso.
7. Pause, then push yourself back to the starting position.
Wall Push ups – Bench Push ups