Make your fitness dreams come true once and for all, starting with the classic pushup!|
Pushups tend to be much easier for men, since they have greater muscle mass and strength than women. But you don't have to be G.I. Jane to master the "boy" pushup. Before you can perform real pushups, you have to build enough strength in your upper body to handle your body weight, and a strong core (a variety of crunches and plank exercises will help) to stabilize your body in the pushup position. The following exercise progressions will help strengthen the major muscles involved in pull ups until you're strong enough to do them on your own.
Muscles Worked: Chest, Shoulders and Triceps
A variety of gym machines and equipment can help you build strength for your pushups.
Article created on: 1/15/2008
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