A Pushup is probably the first body workout everyone has experienced in gym class at school. This workout exercises the chest, shoulders; triceps; and abs. Keep in mind that a good pushup requires a straight the back with the help for abs muscles. Here is how to do a proper pushup:
Lie on the floor facing down with palms placed to the sides and fingers forward. While lying down, the arms with the elbows should make a 90 degree angle before the pushup start. Prepare the feet by placing them together and toes touching the floor ready for balance maintaining.
Now push the floor with your arms until that 90 degree elbow angle straightens up. Make sure the abs work strong to maintain a flat back. After the first push, lower yourself down and get ready make another one. For starters, make 3 sets with 10 to 15 pushups.
For some of you that haven’t tried pushups, or tried but quit after the second push, don’t be intimidated by them. They are hard to start but after you over come those first 3 sets; your body will want more repetitions and more challenging pushups.
Pushups will always be the most effective chest workout exercise. It is an indispensible part of every athlete, sport activity and military training. Without pushups is like you haven’t, been working out at all. It is never too late to start the first push.