Exercise of the Day – The Push Up

The Push Up!

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This is one of those awesome exercises that can be done anywhere with so many variations and progressions!

TARGETS: Chest 

A great way to give those boobs an instant lift and tone, especially if you were breastfeeding. 

LADIES PUSH UP

Lie down on your stomach, put your hands shoulder-width apart (palms flat down).
Cross one foot over the other and lift them off the ground.
Keep your abs tight and back straight throughout the exercise.
Take a deep breath in and push yourself up using your arms, breathe out as you contract your abs and glutes.
Slowly lower yourself back down till your chest almost touches the floor.
REPEAT 3 SETS OF 15

Wide PUSH UP

Start in the standard push up position with your hands wider than shoulder-width apart

Shuffle PUSH UP

Start in the standard push up position, move your left hand to the right until your hands are next to each other

Repeat moving to the left

Diamond PUSH UP (target those triceps at the same time with this one)

Start in the standard push up position, keep your hands close enough for the tips of your thumbs and your index fingers to touch

***Disclaimer***

Always consult your health care practitioner before starting any exercise program

Enjoy!

xoxo

 

 

 

 

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