Pushups can be done anywhere. You don’t need to go to the gym or purchase any expensive equipment to be able to do a good push-up. This means you can do a pushup just about anywhere you have a few feet of space. Take a quick break at work and do a few at your desk, or take a minute while fixing dinner to do some at the kitchen counter top
Pushups engage many muscle groups. Push-ups are an exercise that engage more muscles groups than any other exercise, both in the front and back of your body. Not only are you working the arms, chest and shoulders but you also have to engage your abdominals, back, glutes and quadriceps, making this an all over body exercise.
Versatility and Variety. Whatever your skill level there is a pushup variation you can do. If you are a beginner to pushups there are variations that can make it easier until you build your strength, or if you’re an expert looking for a challenge you can find that as well.
Push-ups are quick. If you find a spare minute any time you can do a set of push-ups because they are a quick exercise. If you take advantage of spare minutes throughout the day, you can actually rack up quite a few push-ups
A great way to improve overall health. Since pushups help build a variety of muscle groups you will improve your strength to carry the groceries, your balance will improve because of improved core strength and your legs will not tire so quickly from the strength gained in the quadriceps and glute muscles. Pushups also integrate cardiovascular endurance by improving your heart and lung health. Push-ups are the foundation of a fitness lifestyle that will keep you young, vibrant, energized, and totally strong for life.
⦁ Pushups can be performed in an upright position against a wall or 2. slightly angled using a table, counter top or bench as support. Place your hands on the wall or other support directly in front of your shoulders. Keep your back flat and your bottom squeezed throughout the movement. Bend your elbows so that your body lowers toward the wall or support. When you almost touch, press against the wall to extend your arms back to original position. Perform 2-3 sets of 10 repetitions.
3. Pushups can also be done from the knees or 4. toes. Place your hands under your shoulders. Keep your back flat and your bottom squeezed. Bend your elbows so that your body lowers toward the floor. When your chest touches the floor extend your arms and straighten back to original position. Perform 2-3 sets of 10 repetitions1