Proper Pushup Exercise For Beginners – Videos And Instructions
The proper pushup exercise targets your chest, shoulders, mid-section
and many other muscles. Another excellent exercise you shouldn't miss
But if you're a beginner, you might not be able to do push-ups on the
floor. This is likely to be because your core muscles are not strong
For this scenario, I'll show you how you can gradually increase your strength to be able to do a proper pushup on the floor.
There is a traditional variation if you can't do push-ups on your
toes and hands. That is pushing up from the knees. I've seen many women
do that. It's even known as “girl pushups.” But I don't recommend you
do it that way.
One of the reasons to do push up exercise is to strengthen your
midbody (the core). If you do it from the knees, your core doesn't need
to work hard. So you won't improve your core effectively.
Here are 3 easier versions of push-ups for you to try. Start with
the level appropriate for you and gradually move up the challenge from
Incline Push-ups (60 degree angle)
Here's a short video demonstration of the incline push-up.