Should I do them?
What are the health benefits?
You are probably wondering why you should do push-ups, out of all exercises, push-ups??
It’s because you don’t know how to do them properly and that’s why you have to go through this and let’s see how to push up and how push-ups can benefit you.
What are Push-ups?
A Push-up is an exercise that strengthens and tones the muscles of the upper body and core and due to its simplicity it is one of the most popular exercises and makes up a part of numerous individuals’ workout routines be it indoors or outdoors.
How to do a push-up works
Push-up works are basic exercise that focuses on your upper arms and chest.
Here is how you can do push-ups
- Be on a plank position with face-down. Have your palms flat on the ground with your arms straight under your shoulders.
- Keep your feet together or about 12 inches apart.
- Keep your back straight
- Lower your body toward the ground, using controlled movement, until your elbows are at 90-degree angles.
- Push back up to a plank position.
- Lower slowly and push up quickly.
- Don’t forget to look down as you do your push-ups to make sure your spine is in line from your neck all the way down.
You might be wondering why you should do push-ups, here’s why.
Push-ups work many muscles in your body, including your:
- Stomach muscles (abdominals)
and when you do push-ups the right way, you exercise all your bodily muscles.
There are different types of push-ups and some of them include:
- Knee push-ups (great for beginners).
- Wall pushups : Here, you’ll place your hands on the wall with your feet on the floor a little bit away from it. This uses less of your body weight.
- Incline pushups: This is a slightly tougher push-up variant compared to knee and wall push-ups as they are performed with the hands positioned higher than the feet.
- Decline push-ups: These require you to keep your legs on a higher plane and hands on the floor.
You can use a bench, a box, or any piece of furniture to aid this push-up.
- One-arm push-up: [if you’re up for a challenge] Once you have built your core and upper body strength and endurance by practicing the above types of push-ups, you may try the one-arm push-up.
It works on the core, shoulders, chest, biceps, triceps, and forearm muscles.
- Push-ups plus : Start at the tip of a push up position and move the scapula only into protraction/retraction
Health benefits of push-ups works.
There are many benefits to regularly doing push-up works , including:
Push-ups can be powerful to your body if done well and helps to burn calories in a relatively short time ensuring you keep fit.
- Muscle work
Push-ups are highly beneficial for your body as it focuses on various muscles in your body.
- Improve health conditions
Performing push-ups helps in several other ways such as:
- Lowering your blood pressure,
- Regulating your blood sugar and insulin levels
- Reducing your risk of heart disease and cancer.
So now you see push-ups are easy, inexpensive and beneficial for your body.
You don’t even have to go to a gym!!!
So what stops you?
How about you give this a try and see how much better you would be feeling.
If you already engage in push-ups, you could increase the difficulty and build your core muscles further.
Trust me, at the end of each session you would feel healthier and you would actually be healthier.