Monday, February 22, 2021

Push-ups


Here's a confession. The only exercise I do is push-ups. And I’ve not done them for years. I kid you not. 

But since January this year, I’ve started them again on a daily basis – and they have become my regular exercise routine every morning. 

Push-ups are a type of strength building exercise. Though they mainly activate muscles in the arms and shoulders, they also engage muscles in the core and legs. Therefore, push-ups are beneficial for building strength throughout the body.


"Push-ups will improve your health by building muscle, raising your metabolism to burn fat, and providing a cardiovascular benefit", says Robert S Herbst, a personal trainer and former world champion powerlifter. "They enable you to get a full body workout with no equipment". 

I started with twelve push-ups and I’ve steadily increased the number of push-ups over time. Now, I’m doing about 42 push-ups daily and working my way to do even more. 

And if I’m looking for push-up variations – here are two I could consider in the future: The decline push-up and the dumbbell hex press.




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