Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Not several of us love the push-up. Sure, it’s comparatively safe and effective, but let’s faces it, it's kind of dull. It's amazing we did in P.E. class. But what if you understand that the push-up would not only help you get a stronger upper body, but also a stronger midsection?

It's true. The push-up includes the stabilization muscles of your core, combining an upper-body pushing movement with a plank -- one of the best and most basic workouts for your midsection. In fact, according to Nick Tumminello, trainer and owner and operative of the Performance University gym in Baltimore, Md., the push-up can efficiently replace the sit-up.

“The push-up is basically a plank position," Tumminello says, "so it’s actually a great abdominal exercise and there’s no reason to do planks if you can do (a important number of) push-ups."

Push-ups are a higher value plank. You’re not only increase your abdominals by holding them still while gravity’s trying to push your hips towards the ground, but you’re also increase your upper-body roughly muscles: your chest, shoulders and triceps.”

No comments:

Post a Comment