For a basic push up, from a prone position, keep your hands under your shoulders and your elbows coming out wide as you bend your elbows and lower your body down. Check your hips and be sure they are straight as in a plank position. Your feet can be wide for stability or narrow for more of a challenge! Keep your eyes on the ground in front of you and try to keep your head from dropping!
Lifting one leg, alternating as you push up
Holding a medicine ball under one arm as you push
Rolling the medicine ball side to side between pushup
Balancing your hands on a bosu
Balancing your feet on a bosu
balancing BOTH on a bosu (hands and feet)
Feet up on a bench
Feet balancing on a medicine ball
Explosive push ups, or plyo push ups!
and ON AND ON AND ON!
There is never ending fun and variation with the pushup even though it is one of the most basic moves to do and can be done anywhere! The challenge of pushing your own body weight and the variations involved makes the pushup one of my very favorite exercises!
Have a GREAT week and remember FRIDAY I announce the winner of our 60 day long New Years Reverse Resolution Challenge!! It could be YOU!