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How To Do A Push Up

How To Do A Push Up – For Beginners

In today’s blog, I will show you 3 different ways on how to do a push up.

This is video is specifically for beginners or someone who cannot do a push up on their hands and toes.


How To Do A Push Up For Beginners

How to do a push up

Many women come in to train with me and they can’t do push-ups.

So if you can’t do a push up… you are not alone!

A lot of women cannot do push ups. We women-folk are definitely more dominant and stronger in our legs. Guys can do push-ups like they’re nothing.

Don’t compare yourself to men… and don’t compare yourself to other women. Only compete with yourself.

3 Ways How To Do A Push Up

I am going to give you three ways on how to get started on breaking down a push up so you can eventually progressed to a regular push up on the floor on your toes.

 

Variation #1 – On the Wall

  1. Stand facing a wall, placing your arms shoulder height.

  2. Keep your body in a straight line from head to toe.

  3. Bend your elbows and lean closer to the wall.

Nicole’s Trainer Tips:

  1. Make sure the wall is sturdy.

  2. If you would like to make push up easier, bring feet closer to the wall.

  3. Make push up more challenging, step feet back away from wall.

 

Variation #2 – On the Counter

  1. Once the wall gets easy, you can now progress to using a sturdy counter. (in the video, I am using a barbell rack)

  2. You want to have the counter be about waist height. 

  3. Place your hands on the counter and lower your whole body towards the counter.

Nicole’s Trainer Tips:

  1. The counter should come about chest height as you lower down into push up.

  2. “Lock” your thumb under the counter so you don’t go sliding across counter.

  3. Remember keep a straight line head to toe.

  4. If you would like to make push up easier, bring feet closer to the counter.

  5. Make push up more challenging, step feet back away from the counter.

 

Variation #3 – On the Floor 

  1. Place your knees on a mat (if you are on a hard floor)

  2. Place your hands just outside of mat with hands in line with shoulders.

  3. Lower your body to the floor and press back up.

Nicole’s Trainer Tips:

  1. Never lock out your elbows.

  2. Keep your body in a straight line from head to knees.

  3. Do not allow your back to arch or sag.

I would love to know if you found this blog post helpful. Feel free to comment below. I personally answer all appropriate comments.

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