Push-up works and its health benefits

Push ups?
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.

Push-ups works

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:

  • Chest 
  • Arms
  • Stomach muscles (abdominals)
  • Hips‌
  • Legs

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:

  1. Burning calories:

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.

  1. Muscle work

Push-ups are highly beneficial for your body as it focuses on various muscles in your body.

  1. Improve cardiovascular health

Push-up increases your heart during exercise which strengthens the heart muscle and allows more oxygenated blood to the lungs and your entire body.

  1. 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.


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