What ever happened to the humble push up ? Have we overlooked it in our quest for new fangled often over hyped fitness solutions.
The fact is the humble push up is a highly effective, versatile body weight exercise that can be done anytime anywhere .
Another fact is that the humble push up can build power, muscle mass , core strength, tone and burn calories & has 100 different versions.
Some examples are :
1. The standard Push Up : Shoulder width , narrow, wide arms, diamond , offset, incline , decline , standing arm push-up
2. Pylometric Push Up: Explosive push up , clear hands before returning to the ground
3. Static Pushup : Hold the push-up position for a period of time to feel the burn
An example of a push-up workout:
25 reps – Normal
25 – Wide arm
25 – Inclined
25 – Declined
25 – Offset
25- Hand clap Push-ups
1 minute – plank