Get Down, get low and get dirty with some home push-ups!

Push ups are one of the basic and most common exercises for the human body. They’re not only great for your chest, but do wonders for:

  • Defining your abs. No matter how hard we try to deny it, we all want those Taylor Lautner abs.
  • Triceps.
  • Shoulders.
  • And last but not least, your torso.

You want to know why I love push-ups? Because you don’t need to sign up to an over-the-top gym, you don’t need an expensive equipment and best of all, you can practically perform them anywhere you are!

Here’s an even better part. So you come back from school and you only have about an hour to get ready to go to work. We can all understand that an hour is not enough to get ready, go to the gym, come back home, eat, shower and get dressed for work. Well, here’s what you can do INSTEAD.

Put some food in the microwave or the oven. And while you’re waiting for your meal to be done grab the living room table, or an elevated object, and place your feet on the edge of the surface and get into push-position.

When you’re in your starting position and ready to begin, slowly – key word, slowly – go down. We will call this the transition stage of the push-up because we are transitioning from the starting position to the ending position.

Transition Stage

Transition Stage. I think Scout is figuring out the routine.

Starting position

Starting position. Scout is intrigued.

We’re going to use a five-count system. That means that you should take five seconds to get from the starting position to the ending position, and at the count of five you’re going to immediately extend your arms to the starting position.

So just about how many times a week and for how long are you supposed to do this for? Well, here’s the best part, you only need to commit about three days a week for a total of about 30 minutes a week until you start to notice

  • Physical strength
  • Fitness
  • General health.

By the time that your food is ready, you’ve already knocked out a basic exercise that will improve your torso, abs, triceps, shoulders and your chest. Just do an elevated push-up exercise when you’re short on time. You can hit so many muscle groups with just one exercise instead of dedicating one exercise for each of those muscles.

Ending position

Ending position. Scout figured out the routine and decided to join the fun!

Here’s an overview of today’s exercise!

  • Find an elevated object and place your feet at the edge of that object.
  • Get into starting position.
  • Slow transgress into the ending position while counting to five.
  • When you count to five immediately extend your arms to get back to the starting position.
  • Repeat until your food is ready.
  • For best results, preform exercise at least three times a week for a total of at least 30 minutes a week.

Good luck everyone!

“If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree.” – Jim Rohn

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