It’s hard not to think of push-ups when we think of training with your own body weight. And for good reason. The push-up is one of the most effective bodyweight exercises. It not only works your chest muscles, but also your triceps and your deltoids. Plus, it strengthens your entire core. And to a certain extent, it even works your glutes, quads and small stabilizing muscles in your upper back.
An additional benefit is that you can do this exercise anytime, anywhere. You don’t need a gym to effectively train your chest muscles.
How to do push-ups right:
Place your hands directly below your shoulders
Keep your head, back and buttocks in a straight line
Extend your legs so the weight is on your toes
Engage your core and glutes
Pull your shoulder blades down and back
Lower your body in a controlled manner until your elbows are at a 90 degree angle
Keep your elbows tucked in close to your body
You can see videos of all the individual exercises, including push-ups, in the adidas Training app under the “Workouts” tab. You’ll see the best way to do push-ups if you want to strengthen your chest muscles.
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