Push Up Resistance Exercises | Push Ups Exercise & Workout

Also referred to as the press up, the Push-Up is possibly the most classic of all strength training exercises. This exercise develops your upper body, particularly the pectoralis major muscles or pectorals, and the triceps brachii muscles or triceps. Push-Ups are also a staple in military training.

In a push up exercise, you assume the prone position, your back is straight, and your hands are slightly more than shoulder-width apart. You can start your push up workout very gently. For women, using Push-Up grips will be easier on your wrists.

To prepare your muscles and reduce the risk of injury, make sure to do some warm-up exercises before doing Push-Ups, or any type of exercise for that matter. Grab your fitness shirts and learn how to do the basic push-up in this section:

STEP 1: Assume a prone position on the mat or on the floor.

STEP 2: Maintaining a straight back, bend your elbows to lower your shoulders and upper body until your forehead and nose are almost touching the floor. Straighten your elbows to raise yourself.

Whether you prefer working with treadmills, Free Weights, Weights on Gym Machines or just with your own body weight, the important thing to do is to start realistically and keep at it - at all costs.

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1: Neck Stretch
2: Head Forwards Stretch
3: Shoulder Stretch
4: Anterior Deltoid Stretch
5: Triceps Stretch
6: Chest Stretch
7: Upper Back Stretch
8: Lower Back Stretch
9: Hyperextension of Back
10: Spine Rotation
11: Cat Stretch
12: Hip Flexor Stretch
13: Glute Stretch
14: Supine Hamstring Stretch
15: Standing Hamstring Stretch
16: Standing Quadriceps Stretch
17: Prone Quadriceps Stretch
18: Adduction Stretch
19: Abduction Stretch
20: Calf Stretch
21: Arm or Biceps Curl
22: Triceps Curl
23: Forward Arm Raise
24: Lateral Raise
25: Bench Press
26: Fly
27: Walking Lunges
28: Dumbbell Squats
29: Basic Crunch
30: Reverse Curl
31: Full Crunch
32: Lunges
33: Basic Push-Up
34: Rear Leg Lifts
35: Squats
36: Triceps Dips
37: Low Bridge with Leg Raise
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