Let’s face it; we all know what a basic push up is. However if you don’t, the question you should be asking yourself is, why? The basic push up is a fantastic bodyweight exercise not only because you can do it anywhere, but that it also works your chest, biceps, triceps, shoulders and finally your core muscle groups.
The basic push up can be performed in many different ways, but most commonly it’s categorised as ‘men’s push ups’ or ‘female box push ups’ which is easier. As a trainer I do not necessarily agree with these definitions because it depends on how much upper body strength you have, as many men cannot even do ordinary push ups compared to some women.
So as a little tip when you train; don’t sell yourself short and go for the easier box push up. Just try the full push up and maybe you will surprise yourself. If you find the full push up hard than start off with the box push up with your knees on the floor.
Normal Push Up Box Push Ups
How many full push ups can you do in a minute???
Final Tip: Add the push up in your chest workout to failure at the end of every chest exercise to get that well earned pump.
GOOD LUCK !!!!
Written By Tyrone Irons-Reid