Struggling with your push-ups STRONG friend, I got you?! This blog is for you if you want to improve your push-up game. Get more reps and/or master your form!
1️⃣ 𝐃𝐎 𝐓𝐇𝐄𝐌 𝐎𝐅𝐓𝐄𝐍 – more than once a week, please! Need I say more!
2️⃣ 𝐁𝐮𝐢𝐥𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐭𝐡 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐥𝐥 by doing other upper body exercises, such as chest and shoulders presses, rowing variations – vertical and horizontal.
Strengthen your lower body and core as well. The whole body needs to be strong and also be able to create total body tension to perform a proper push-up!
3️⃣ 𝐌𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦 𝐢𝐬 𝐨𝐧 𝐥𝐨𝐜𝐤 – film yourself doing push-ups. – Body in line from head to heel! – Hands a bit outside of the shoulder, elbows forming a 30-45 degree angle. The body should make an arrow not a “t” at the bottom position of the push-up. – Core engaged & Glutes squeezed.
4️⃣ 𝐏𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦 𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐬 𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐩𝐮𝐬𝐡-𝐮𝐩𝐬 (𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞) 𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐤𝐧𝐞𝐞 𝐩𝐮𝐬𝐡-𝐮𝐩𝐬. The hands elevated position has a STRONG carry over to the regular push-up on the ground. You can get your body in the same alignment as the regular push-up, unlike the knee push-up!
As you get STRONGER lower your incline over time and before you know it, you’ll be busting out push-ups on the ground STRONG friend!
Give these tips a go and let me know how it goes for you!
One more thing before I turn you loose to practice your push-ups!
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