Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Yes, You Can Do Pushups!

Remember high school gym class and those dreaded fitness tests? Pushups are still around because they are one of the best whole-body toners possible and they require no equipment. Our elite military forces still train with pushups.

If you haven't done a pushup lately, start with wall pushups. Stand about two feet from and facing a wall, and hands on the wall, lean in, and back. Make sure when preforming any pushup that your hands are in line with your pectoral muscles, not your shoulders or head.

Next comes the hand-and-knee version. On all fours, glutes tucked in, bent elbow to touch chin to floor. As you gain strength, try the real thing, doing one at a time if nessessary!

"Remove failure as an option." - Joan Lunden

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