How to Execute a Proper Pushup

 

How to Execute Proper Pushup

If you have been working out for a while, you will understand the importance of how to execute proper pushup. The reason why the Pushup has stood the test of time as an exercise staple is because it's a complete body movement. It is remarkable for improving strength and engages the core and the lower body well. Push-ups are probably one of the most popular exercises and have gained popularity all over the world. However, brace yourself because there are two things that you wouldn't admit. You probably have a love-hate relationship with push-ups. Also, you are probably doing it wrong anyway! Push up is one of those exercises which looks full-proof, but apparently, it is not. Here are many ways that one can mess it up. Let us go through certain points which ensure that you are doing exercising proper pushup techniques.

How to get started on executing a Proper Pushup?

Beginner Pushups:

Suspension Push-Ups

Suspension pushups are a great first step for a beginner, especially if you are dealing with wrist, elbow or shoulder problems.

How to

  • Using suspension cables, Position yourself shoulder width apart place your hands on the handles and lean forward till your hands line up with your shoulder and angle.
  • Place your feet so that they are at an angle with the wall surface. The greater gap between you and the wall, greater the intensity.
  • Place your elbows so that your face is closer to the wall and then straighten your hands so that you are pushing yourself away from the wall.

Incline Push-Ups

Once you are comfortable with the suspension pushups, one can start with incline push-ups. It is advisable to start with a higher incline and later move to an incline which is lower.

How to:

  • With hands placed on the inclined surface, bend your elbows so that your body is at a 45-degree angle.
  • Wait when the upper arms are parallel to the surface of the push-up and again extend your arms to return to the starting position to complete one repetition.
  • If using a low surface, one can use the knees as a support to help complete the push-ups. propped on the floor as support.

Knee Push-Ups

After experimenting with different heights in the inclined pushups, you can use your knees as a support to help you work on the strength of your chest and core.

How to:

  • Lie face down and parallel to the ground, with your hands at shoulder height so that your hands are slightly further apart then your ribs, and thumbs exactly under your armpits.
  • Bend your elbows at a 90-degree angle and push your upper body up.
  • Bend your elbows so that they are at the starting position, completing one repetition.

Advanced way to execute a proper pushup

While you have slowly built your strength all the previous versions, your body is now equipped for the full push-up. I might take a bit of time and patience to be able to do it perfectly. Once you are comfortable with this version of it, there are various variations of full push up which one can try out. Like the spiderman pushups, superman pushups, explosive, clap, one arm, fingertip, narrow stance, wide stance the list goes on and on. 

Execute Proper Pushup

How to:

  • Lie face down and parallel to the ground, with your hands at shoulder height so that your hands are slightly further apart then your ribs, and thumbs exactly under your armpits.
  • Straighten your elbows to push your upper body up.
  • Bend your elbows so that they are at the starting position, completing one repetition.

Improper way of doing an exercise can land you in several health problems and unwanted sprains and aches. In some cases, the injuries can be serious enough to lead you to the doctor's cabin. It is crucial to know the know-how of proper push-up before attempting to do any exercise. Even if it is as basic as a push-up. Only by doing it in the correct manner will you be able to reap the benefits of a workout. This way, you will step closer to the better version of yourself.