Push-ups are one of the most well known exercises around, and for a good reason. They are probably one of the best total body exercises a person can do. The problem? Many people can’t do push-up exercise routines because of too little upper body strength. If you can’t do a push-up, look no further! It is your time to shine because a proper push-up is possible for you, and we’re going to show you how – literally, step-by-step! By doing this program, you should be able to do at least two sets of 10 regular push-ups, with correct form, by the end of the 5th week! After that, the sky is the limit.
What To Do: Perform the type of push-up indicated for each week. Complete 3 sets of 12 repetitions on non-consecutive days, totaling 3 days per week. See the videos below for demonstrations.
Week 1: Wall Push-Up (the further you stand from the wall, the more challenging)
Week 2: Incline Push-Up (the shallower the incline, the more challenging)
Week 3: Box Push-Up
Week 4: Modified Push-Up
Week 5: Regular Push-Up (start with 2 sets of 6 on the 1st day, 2 sets of 8 on the 3rd day, and 2 sets of 10 on the 5th day.) Voilà – you’ve done it!!
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