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Push Up Exercises
By Charles E Johnson
Push ups are an effective way to
gain muscle and lose body fat. They help get your chest stronger in ways that
bench pressing cannot. They make your fast twitch muscles react faster (for
boxers, this means faster hand speed), and they work basically every muscle in
your upper body (including your abs and core muscles).
Regular push ups:
Make sure your feet are together
and your arms are shoulder width apart.
1. Push your body up, and make
sure your entire body is rigid (like a straight line).
2. Push your body up until your
arm are fully extended.
3. When coming down, make sure not
to just drop your arms. Slowly lower yourself until your nose is, at most, one
inch above the ground (some people even touch their nose to the ground).
Extended push ups:
1. Get 3 platforms (can be
anything, i.e.: 3 dumbbells, 3 crates, ect…). Just make sure they are the same
2. Put the 3 platforms where your
hands and feet would go, and simply do pushups while you are elevated off the
*The most important part, go down
all the way to the ground so that your nose is at least one inch off the
ground. This will work everything even more than regular pushups will.
Clap push ups:
1. Do a regular pushup, but in the
middle of pushing yourself up , clap your hands together.
*Be careful you don’t fall and
break your nose; you have to be quick to do these.
Stabilization push ups:
1. You need a medicine ball (any
size will do – the smaller the better). Get in a regular pushup position, with
one hand on top of the medicine ball. Now, do a pushup with the one hand still
on the medicine ball. When you come up, switch hands so that your opposite hand
is on the medicine ball. Keep repeating this pattern, and see how many you can
Finger tip push ups:
Simply do a regular pushup, only
do them so that you are holding yourself up with the tips of your fingers.
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