No Equipment Needed Upper Body: Push-Ups


What do push-ups/press-ups work?

Primarily the chest, shoulders and triceps.  Along with your core, neck, back, hips and legs to keep the body in alignment. Another bonus: The more muscles you work the more calories you burn!


You can do these on your knees or on your toes depending on your strength.

To target the chest and triceps use a wider grip.

To target the triceps use a closer grip and keep your elbows in.

To target the shoulders perform push ups with your hands on an incline.

Top of incline push-up. Fitness by Eve

Bottom of incline, narrow grip push-up. Fitness by Eve.

To target your core more, perform on one leg only and lift the other slightly.

Challenge your core with a 1 leg push-up. Fitness by Eve.

Avoid injury by warming up with dynamic not static (held) stretches first and using correct form.

Remember to stay hydrated in the sun and on warmer days avoid working out during the hottest part of the day.

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