Monday, October 15, 2012

{Day 15} Pushups

{Day 15}

New here? Make sure to check out day 1  and my introduction to my 
31 day of Health and Exercise series for the month of October
Thank you for reading and coming along with journey with me
I hope to inspire and motivate you through this series 

Today I am going to talk about Push ups
How to do them, their importance and different variations
Now lets make sure we all know how to do a proper pushup

 How to do a proper pushup:
1. Place your toes and hands on the floor,
making sure your back and arms are straight.
Keep your hands slightly more than shoulder-width apart
and tighten your abdominal muscles

2. Inhale as you lower yourself to the floor,
stopping as your elbows reach a 90-degree bend.
Keep your body from touching the floor
3. Exhale and push yourself away from the floor
Don't lock your elbows, and don't bend your back
4. Repeat several sets 

Second, lets talk about the benefits of pushups:

#1. Pushups offer the advantages of stretching,
weightlifiting and cradiovascular
all in one exercise

#2. Pushups help to get more toned
shoulders, trunk, butt
upper and lower body

#3. Pushups increase abdominal and hip stability

#4. A workout program with Pushups work on
large numbers of muscle groups 
and helps to retain whole body fitness

#5. Pushups actively work the chest, tricepts
and deltoids together with stretching of
back and the biceps

#6. Pushups are a great exercise for the abdominals
and lower back muscles
and also works for the quadriceps

Third, There are so many different forms and types of pushups
all variations of the military pushup

 Diamond pushups

Clap/plyometric pushups

 Incline pushups

Decline pushups

 Handstand pushups

a good variation on the handstand push up
is a mountain push up

Stability pushups

 Under/over pushups

 Spiderman Pushups


Tip: put something close to the ground under your nose
and touch your nose to it each time you go down
to make sure you are going low enough with each rep

If you're serious about increasing your strength,
follow this six week training program and you'll soon be on
your way to completing 100 consecutive push ups!
Think there's no way you could do this? I think you can!
All you need is a good plan, plenty of discipline 
and about 30 minutes a week to achieve this goal!
Check it out at
 I challenge you to do this challenge with me
Don't you love when Babies start doing the baby pushup right before they start to crawl
we were meant to push up!

I CHALLENGE you to see how many consecutive pushups you can do
one day this week

 Come back tomorrow for another Health and Exercise Tip
And make sure to check out the previous posts of this series HERE
You don't want to miss anything :)

1 comment:

  1. thanks for sharing girl!! your posts get me so motivated!!!



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