A basic push up is an effective way to strengthen the chest and arm muscles and can be easily scaled as you get stronger. Simple push-ups require no equipment other than your own body weight and your arms, and they can be done anywhere there is a firm surface with enough space for you to stretch out flat in. Here we Briefly Describe how to do push up.
Learning Push Up Basics
- Position hands palms-down on the floor, approximately shoulder width apart. They should be about next to your shoulders, with your elbows pointed towards your toes.
- If you are on a relatively cushioned surface, such as a carpeted floor, you may also support yourself on your fists between the first and second knuckles for a greater challenge. If you are on a less forgiving surface, consider investing in some push-up grips, (they look like handles you put on the floor).
- Curl your toes upward (towards your head). The balls of your feet should touch the ground.
- Regular: your hands should be slightly wider than your shoulders. This works both your arms and your chest.
- Diamond: put your hands close together in a diamond shape, keep them directly under your chest. This will require you to engage your arms much more than a standard push up.
- Wide-arm: place your hands a good way's out from your shoulders. This version mostly works the chest and requires less strength in the arms.
Doing a Standard
- When doing push-ups, your chest should come within inches of the ground each time you go down for a rep. Remember to keep your body at a flat level.
Trying Advanced Push Ups
Making Push Ups Easier