Sep 5, 2013 8:04pm
Why am i not able to do push up no matter how i try
Sep 5, 2013 8:34pm
I'm not good at push ups either. Building upper body strength is tough.
Sep 5, 2013 8:40pm
You can do modified push ups by keeping your knees on the ground while in push up form. You work the same upper body muscles but it takes a lot of the pressure off.
Sep 5, 2013 9:32pm
I have been thinking that when I get comfortable with 30-second planks, I will be ready for push-ups. Basically, that I will incorporate push-ups into my routine when I start doing one minute planks. I mean, the way I see it, if I feel it is still an effort to hold a 30-second plank, why would I have an easier time with push-ups?
I, too, think that weights might be the answer. My arms are long, lean and not developed. I have been doing the planks, the wall sits, the animals (scorpions, sphinxes, dogs), all kinds of abdominals, but my arms are just not strong enough, while my core totally is.
Sep 6, 2013 1:28am
me too... i can do it with my knee down.. but I can only manage 1-2 with straight legs.. I can do the plank though...