Oh I have such a love-hate relationship with pushups. But either way, I make sure I plug them into my client’s workouts as well as my own on a weekly basis.
Pushups are crazy awesome for building upper body strength,can be done anywhere and when done correctly are a core killer too!! Plus they can be easily pregressed or progressed for all levels of fitness.
Beginner- wall push-ups or hands on incline surface
Intermediate- perform on a lower incline surface or do full push-ups on floor
Advanced- Renegade Row, Spiderman pushup, Three point push up, Plyo pushup.
Form check: squeeze your butt and abs strongly and don’t let your hips sag or chin drop. If it does step it back and pregress the exercise.
Here’s the workout:
Upper Body and Core Strength Circuit:
Bent over DB Rows x12
DB Push Press x12
Alternating jackknifes 3×30
Rest briefly between exercises. Then rest 30-60 seconds at the end of the entire circuit and repeat 2-3 more times.
Try it out and let me know how it goes!!
What’s your favorite push-up?