Quick Tips for Easy Push-Ups with Fast Results!

Quick Tips for Easy Push-Ups with Fast Results!

Quick Tips for Easy Push-Ups with Fast Results!

Try these 10 knee pushup variations to get your arms in tip-top shape:

If you can't quite do a set of regular pushups yet (no shame in that!), there are ways to make your pushups more effective while you work your way there. Try these 10 knee pushup variations to get your arms in tip-top shape while challenging your chest, core, hips, and legs at the same time. With time and practice, you can progress your pushups by working your way from down on your knees to up on your toes.

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Ready to start? Perform 30 seconds of each pushup variation described below, followed by 30 seconds of rest, then move on to the next move. Complete this 10-minute circuit four days a week (on non-successive days) for at least eight weeks to see results. (On in-between days, you should do pulling exercises to even out your shoulder strength. Try these 6 moves to master a pull-up.)

And feel free to do these on your toes if you're up for it!

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1. PUSHUPS WITH SHOULDER TAPS

Adding taps makes you planted, stabilizing shoulder work even harder, plus it fires up your abs and obliques.

  1. Assume standard push-up position on knees or toes. Make sure your body is in a straight line from shoulder to hip to knee. (To do one on your toes, try this 8-week plan to master a push-up.)  
  2. Perform one pushup to the ground and up. At the top, touch one hand to the opposite shoulder without shifting your hips to the side.
  3. Repeat, tapping the other hand to the opposite shoulder on the next repetition.

 

 

tri-pod shoulder pushupds

If you can't quite do a set of regular pushups yet (no shame in that!), there are ways to make your pushups more effective while you work your way there. Try these 10 knee pushup variations to get your arms in tip-top shape while challenging your chest, core, hips, and legs at the same time. With time and practice, you can progress your pushups by working your way from down on your knees to up on your toes.

(Dance your way fit with High-Intensity Dance Cardio, the first-ever socanomics DVD!)

Ready to start? Perform 30 seconds of each pushup variation described below, followed by 30 seconds of rest, then move on to the next move. Complete this 10-minute circuit four days a week (on non-successive days) for at least eight weeks to see results. (On in-between days, you should do pulling exercises to even out your shoulder strength. Try these 6 moves to master a pull-up.)

And feel free to do these on your toes if you're up for the challenge. 

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2. TRIPOD PUSHUPS

The benefit of tripod (aka "3 point") pushups is the extra challenge for your core. (New to strength training? Start with these 5 ways to gently begin strengthening your core.)  

  1. From your standard pushup position, lift one leg off the floor, keeping it even with the torso.
  2. Perform one pushup, then lower your raised leg at the top.
  3. Lift the other leg off the floor and repeat.

5. CROSSOVER PUSHUPS

Using your arms to tap your toes strengthens your supporting shoulder while cranking up the heat you feel in your abs. (If yoga is more your thing, these 7 poses can help sculpt your side abs.)

  1. Perform one pushup.
  2. At the top, step up to your toes (if you're not already there) and tap one hand to the opposite foot.
  3. Repeat, tapping the other hand to the opposite foot on the next rep.