May 10th, 2023 9:35 AM Mr. Q Categories: Body Weight
The press-up (also known as a push-up) is a classic bodyweight exercise that targets the chest, shoulders, and triceps muscles.
- Start in a plank position, with your hands shoulder-width apart and your feet together.
- Lower your body towards the ground, keeping your elbows tucked in close to your sides.
- When your chest is about an inch from the ground, push back up to the starting position, keeping your body in a straight line.
- Make sure to keep your core engaged throughout the movement.
- Repeat for 10-15 reps.
How to reduce difficulty: If you find the exercise too challenging, you can modify it by doing the push-up on your knees instead of your toes.
How to increase difficulty: To increase the difficulty of the exercise, you can elevate your feet on a bench or step, or perform the push-up with one hand on a medicine ball or other unstable surface.
Number of reps: Beginner: 10 reps Intermediate: 12 reps Advanced: 15 reps
Estimated time for exercise: 2-3 minutes
Muscle Group(s):Chest, Shoulders, Triceps