A push-up is a common calisthenics and total-body functional exercise that is ideal for increasing strength and has the additional benefit of engaging the core and lower body.

It circulates the blood throughout your body and helps to maintain the blood circulation. It is also considered one of the essential exercises to boost cardiovascular health.

  • Bodyweight
  • Compound

You do not need to go to a gym and spend hundreds of pounds as it is a kind of exercise that you can do at home. You must understand that doing this exercise requires stamina and courage. Besides building arm muscles and core body strength, push-up exercise helps your chest area to be wide and look up front.

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Benefits of Doing Push-ups

  • Push-ups are the most efficient workouts for strengthening and stabilizing your body.
  • It will maintain the blood circulation in your body and boost your cardiovascular health
  • It would burn the extra fat from your body and improve your posture
  • Push-ups increase your body’s production of human growth hormone
  • Doing regular exercise will reduce the depression and stress from the body and make you feel relaxed

Muscle Worked

Anterior (Front)

  • Biceps Brachii
  • Deltoid
  • Pectoralis Major
  • Rectus Abdominis
  • Rectus Femoris

Posterior (Back)

  • Triceps Brachii

How to Do a Push-up

Fitness model performing a push-up exercise
Fitness model performing a push-up exercise
  1. Squat down placing your hands on the floor.
  2. Walk your hands out in front of you.
  3. Stop when your body is straight, arms fully extended, hands should be in line with your shoulders.
  4. Slowly lower your body toward the ground, this will force your shoulder blades together.
  5. When your elbows are bent ninety degrees pause for a moment, keep your abs engaged and ensure your body is straight.
  6. Come back up by pushing against the floor and extending your arms.