You, too, can Push-up!

Ah, the ever-elusive push-up. I remember back in 2010 or so when I did Insanity and they were ALL OVER those workouts. I felt discouraged at first until I realized that if I took the time to start ‘at the bottom’ and work my way up, I would build the muscles needed and eventually could do a push-up like none-other!

 

I’ve gotten some questions from clients and students about how to improve push-up form, so here are some tips to help you get it down!

 

 

 

Have you worked on push-up form yourself?

What other exercise do you feel you had to work on progressions with to get better over time?

HI! I'M KAT - I am a pug-mom, wife, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, & Fitness Coach focusing on living the fit life while tackling work, coaching others - doing it all! My blog is to hold me accountable for all the goals I plan on accomplishing and also a way for me to try to inspire others through my own experiences - if I can do it ANYONE can! Fitness is a huge part of my life as well as travel and seeing all that life has to be lived! PAY IT FORWARD!

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    February 23, 2015, 9:53 am

    Heck yeah we can all push ups! Modifications till you gain the full strength then BOOM you can push up!
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      February 23, 2015, 2:34 pm

      It’s all mind over matter – and form 😉

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    February 23, 2015, 12:24 pm

    Oh, pushups. One day, I will have these perfected 🙂 My upper body needs a great deal of work, but I’m trying. One step at a time, right?
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      February 23, 2015, 2:33 pm

      You can totally do it Jenn!

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    February 23, 2015, 2:40 pm

    HA! Love push-ups! Except for when you’ve done too many arm balances—then WOWZA–they hurt like crazy! Good tutorial. 🙂
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    February 23, 2015, 3:20 pm

    Great video! Push-ups are one of my week areas that I’m always working on. There’s no shame in starting on your knees and working your way up 😉 Great job sharing the modifications. Another great idea if you’re really de-conditioned is to start on the wall!
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    February 24, 2015, 8:53 am

    I used to practice my push-ups all the time when I was in the Air Force. Not so much now, however the posts I’ve been reading lately about them make me want to start again
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    February 24, 2015, 8:57 am

    I’m currently working on my push up form and this is super helpful. Can you just meet me and the gym and correct me? 😛 Thanks for sharing!
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