Can you do push ups? If not, don’t worry. You’re not alone. Look at that guy over there with the tiny arms. I’m sure you’re not that bad off! Still, I’ve been getting emails that many of you are struggling to do the lowly ol’ push up. There’s no reason why you can’t do push ups no matter what shape you’re in. I repeat: Everyone can do push ups no matter what shape you’re in!
You don’t have to be one of these maniacs who can do 100 push ups in a single rotation. You just need to add them to your HIIT plan and do as many as you can in :30 to :50 seconds. I frequently will do 20 reps, rest, then do another 10 to 15 in that :50 second set, so don’t think you need to continually “push up” the whole time!
By the way, there is a push up move that anyone can do, and can squeeze out 100 reps…I’ll show you that one later.
It’s funny. I hear from people all over the world and they all have different workout moves they wish had a “dislike” button! Some hate pull ups, others push ups, MANY really, really HATE doing ANY kind of ab work. With push ups, the main reason why people don’t like them is the fact that they struggle to even do one repetition. This is bad, but it’s not the end of the world. You want to perform this exercise because it is such a beneficial move.
Push ups build chest muscles.
Duh, right? But, depending on your arm positioning, the angle of your body, the width of your hands, you can hit every part of your chest.
They build other muscles, too.
Mainly your triceps (back of your arms) will get a good pump by doing pushups, but your biceps get a workout, too, along with your forearms.
Your core gets a work out!
Doing a push up properly means holding your body in a straight line, like a board. You need to tighten your abs, your butt muscles, even our lower back when performing this move. This means you are solidly working your core! You’re not going to get that doing bench presses.
So as you can see, these push ups benefits demonstrate that it’s a very good move to add to your workout plan. Are there benefits to doing 100 push ups a day? Of course there are! You will build up some solid chest and core muscles, along with adding some arm bulk. But this leads to the next question…
Yes. Should you? Probably not. There’s some evidence that if you don’t let your muscles recover, you will lose some of the gains you might have made. Honestly, here at the Half Meal Habit, it’s not about “body building” but about “body shrinking” so I wouldn’t worry about losing gains by doing push ups everyday. The most important thing you can do is simply work out, regardless of doing push ups every day, every other day, etc. Just move more. If you end up doing too many chest moves and you’re super sore, just skip the chest move and add a lat move, like doing pull ups under your table.
Anything from standing push ups to decline push ups, anything is game. Standing and doing wall push ups is where beginners start while decline push ups, with your feet on a chair or a table, is where you get into advanced moves. Check out this video where I explain how to do push ups for the beginners to the advanced.
I hope this helps you add the awesome push ups move to your current work out plan!
Although I lost weight following the Half Meal Habit, SOMEONE sure could use some push ups workouts, lol!
Oh, and by the way, it’s all about intensity. You can do 100 pushups easily if you are doing wall push ups! I know I can do that!
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