Many people believe that push-ups are an exercise only for the upper body. This, of course, is not true - pushups involved simultaneously different muscle groups. Indeed, the main muscles involved in this exercise are the chest and triceps, but perfect performance, it is necessary to tighten all your muscles - from shoulders to toes. Therefore pushups tighten both buttocks, abs, arms, legs and hips.
Although there are different types of push-ups, the basic principle remains the same - the body weight should not fall only on the hands, not the buttocks, abdomen or legs. Breasts should not touch the floor. They should be within 5-7 inches of the ground.
Advice for beginners:
- If your classic pushups seem difficult, you can perform the same exercise, but the knees. This will reduce the burden they have to lift it halfway.
- If you want to tone it down the stress on your wrists, do push-ups with clenched in fists. This burden will fall on the hands and wrists fists will not be loaded. When you run this kind of push-ups, calling into his hands soft mat.
- To work different muscle groups when doing push-ups, change the position of the hands and the distance between them.
- Do push-ups against a mirror or ask your gym instructor to monitor your progress. This will make sure that you follow the exercise correctly.
- Keep your body upright. Do not move your waist, knees or hips.
- If you want to tone and tighten your muscles without building your mass do pushups on their knees with more repetitions.
- If you want to gain muscle mass in the arms and back, do a few pushups classic where the fulcrum is feet, not knees.