Monday, 28 February 2011

Standard Pushups

How to do Standard Pushups:

• Begin with hands on the ground shoulder width apart.

• Get up on the balls of your feet so that you are balanced on your hands and on the balls of your feet. Don't get on the tips of your toes, you might injure your toes.

• Your body should be in a straight line from head to toe. Do not arch or hunch your back. And guys, please, keep your hips aligned with the rest of your body, you don't wanna look like you're humping the floor.

• Exhale while lowering yourself toward the ground, as you lower yourself, keep your core tight so your body stays straight. Do not touch the ground and try not to let your elbows move away from your body.

• Then push yourself upwards and inhale while keeping the body straight and at the top of the push up do not lock your elbows. That's 1 rep.

The standard pushup is a great overall upper body exercise.

Equipment I use for this exercise: Nike Yoga Mat

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