Push ups are a basic exercise used in civilian athletic training or physical education and, especially, in military physical training and will develop the pectoral muscles and triceps, with ancillary benefits to the deltoids, serratus anterior, coracobrachialis and the midsection as a whole.
- Push ups are scalable for your fitness levels, making them accessible for all
- They are a ‘no excuse’ excercise no equipment is needed!
- Good for increasing general strength
- Improves posture
- Combines weight lifting, cardiovascular exercise and stretching in one exercise
- Trains all muscles involved in horizontal pressing (pecs, triceps, delts) while also working the stabilizers and activating the entire core
- Awesome for shoulder conditioning and health
- Boosts metabolism
- Start with arms and legs in a high plank position. Back and legs should form a straight line with your toes resting on the floor.
- Lower your chest towards the ground so that your arms are bent. Keep your legs straight and do not bend them as you lower your body. Your knees should not touch the floor.
- Push your body upwards extending your arms until you return to your starting position .