Pushups.

I can’t believe how many of you have been keeping up with your pushups! That is fabulous. I truly think doing some everyday is one of the secrets to strength and confidence. :)

 

If you can’t even do one pushup, that is ok! In fact – it’s great. You have a goal to start working on today. Start practicing. Not sure how?

Try this:

1. Begin in a pushup/plank position. Make sure you are holding in your abs, your back is not arching, and your bum is not up in the air.

2. Lower yourself to the ground.

THAT’S IT.

Practice that a few times a day, for a few days, until you feel comfortable and strong enough to push yourself up.

No matter what, NEVER sacrifice your form. I’d rather you not do pushups at all, than do them improperly.

So what’s next? You can do one pushup, but only one. Where do you go from there?

 

Start now:

1. Perform that one pushup, every day, 5 times a day. You can rest in between. You can perform one pushup, and drop to your knees and perform as many as you can do, again in perfect form. As long as you are not injured or ill, perform those pushups every single day.

2. Set a goal. After one week, try to increase to two pushups in a row. Again, perform them 5 times a day. You can do it!

Eventually, you will be up to 10, 15, 25, maybe even 50.

 

25 Days of Workouts

WORKOUT #19 – PUSHUPS

It may not be a workout per se, but I include pushups in every single workout I do. I love a variety, so here are some of my favorites.

Staggered pushups

Medicine ball pushups

Pushup with clap

Plyo pushups (on knees or feet)

Stability ball pushups

One-arm pushup

Triceps pushup

Diver bomb pushup

Remember – all of these pushups also work your abs. Make sure to keep them full engaged the entire time.

*Don’t mind any of the goofy videos – just wanted to give you guys an idea of what each pushup looked like.

Now . . . get on those pushups! :)