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Don’t Miss out on this Super Exercise!

A workout regime is surely a mix of a wide range of moves and exercise. But, there are always some staple moves that we usually never miss out. Out of these, push-ups are undoubtedly something you shouldn’t miss. The push-up is considered a staple to effective workout routines. It’s simple yet effective for building strength. Sticking with doing push-ups on a daily basis can be a great way to boost your fitness level without needing to use any exercise equipment, pay for a gym membership, and use anything other than your own bodyweight to get results. They work the triceps, pectoral muscles, and shoulders. When done with proper form, they can also strengthen the lower back and core by engaging (pulling in) the abdominal muscles.

Pushups are a fast and effective exercise for building strength. They can be done from virtually anywhere and don’t require any equipment.

Doing pushups every day can be effective if you’re looking for a consistent exercise routine to follow. You will likely notice gains in upper body strength if you do pushups regularly. One risk of doing any one exercise every day is that your body will no longer be challenged after a while. That increases your risk of plateauing. This happens because your muscles adapt and improve their function when they are stressed. So it’s important to continue to challenge your muscles to improve your strength and physical fitness level.

If you’re going to do pushups each day, having the correct form is also important. Doing pushups without proper form can lead to an injury. For example, you may experience lower back or shoulder pain if you don’t do pushups properly. If pushups are too difficult at first, do them on your knees or against a wall.

If pushups are too hard on your wrists or you have a former wrist injury, try dolphin pushups. If you are a beginner, here’s a detailed checklist to follow before doing a push up-

  1. Start kneeling on an exercise mat or the floor and bring your feet together behind you.

  2. Bend forward to position yourself in a high plank, the top of a pushup position, with your palms flat on the mat, hands shoulder-width apart, and with your fingers facing forward or hands turned slightly in. Your shoulders should be positioned over your hands. Your feet should be together behind you and your back should be flat. Keep your abs pulled in.

  3. Slowly lower your body toward the floor. Maintain a rigid torso and keep your head aligned with your spine. Don’t let your low back sag or your hips hike upward.

  4. Continue to lower yourself until your chest or chin touch the ground. Your elbows may flare out during the downward movement.

  5. Press upward with your arms. Continue pressing until your arms are fully extended at your elbows and you’re back in the plank, at the top of the pushup position.

  6. Repeat the downward movement. Start with 10 pushups, or however many you can do with proper form, and work your way up as you build strength.



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