Building A Strong Push Up
Much like building a building, we need to build a foundation from which to work. The push up is a rather simple exercise but an essential to know. The push up uses the mass from your body weight as resistance, it uses core stabilizers, glutes, arms & chest muscles. Due to lack of exercise and sedentary lifestyles many of us lose the ability to preform this basic exercise, so I have laid out a few exercise’s to help you get back to the fundamentals.
Kneeling push ups
This exercise is slight modification to the traditional push up. The major difference being the knees on the ground, in a prone or face down plank position lowering yourself down & pushing back up.
Incline Push Ups
In the same prone Push up position using an incline (box, bench, bar, etc), make sure your resistance is well placed and that you have good form.
Learn to hold this position, strengthening your core is going to make stabilizing your body during a push up easier.
Through these exercise you will be back to doing push ups with ease again in no time, and have a strong foundation for more advanced chest exercises!