BEST PUSH-UPS FOR BEGINNERS

These push-ups variations will not only help you learn how to do a push-up correctly and how to get better at pushups. But also increase your strength such that you can increase your count progressively. I have summed up all the exercises that anyone can perform to increase push strength.

1. STRAIGHT ARM PLANK HOLD

Straight arm plank hold is a great exercise to build push-up strength. Moreover, it helps in strengthening the chest, triceps, and core muscles. This exercise will help you understand the core engagement while performing pushups.

2. NEGATIVE PUSH-UPS

Push up includes two moments- push movement in which you push your body upwards and eccentric movement in which you lower your body towards the floor. Negative push-ups focus on the eccentric movement of the body. Lowering your body with proper form can help in increasing strength and muscle size.

3. INCLINE PUSH-UPS

Incline pushups are an inclined version of traditional pushups. In push-ups incline, your upper body elevates from the ground, and it’s the best push-ups alternative. Also, more the elevation less will be the difficulty level. So, you can start doing it at an elevation according to your comfort. Further, decreasing the elevation as you gain strength. It will help you achieve the standard push-up.

4. KNEE PUSH-UPS

Push-ups with knees is a great standard push up alternative as it will help you experience a full range of motion just like traditional pushups. Moreover, it will target each pushup targeted muscles such as the chest, shoulder, and triceps, just with a little less load and lesser core engagement.

Originally published at https://readyourpost.blogspot.com on April 21, 2021.

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