I always try with push ups but its really hard to me to do one single push up i never can do it can someone help me? why i cant complete a single push up? its very frustrating ! thanks and sorry about my english haha
What EB said for sure, start on your knees, and also go down slowly each time, reposition yourself in the up position and slooowwwwlllyyy work your way down, that will help with the motion and strengthen your arms
If you want to really break it down, start with wall pushups. Stand facing the wall with your hands at shoulder height and do pushups. Then move to doing them on a table. Stand next to a table with your hands on the edge of the table and do them (these are basically incline pushups). Then move to a chair (lower incline) then move to your knees, then move to the real deal.
Hi, I am ex military and before I joined I could only do 3. By the time I finished training I could do 50...My trick to building my upper muscles were to put my feet on a step and practice form...as I improved I started doing inclined push ups to really build the muscles. I made an effort to attempt 20 push ups when I woke and 20 before bed.
I was actually chatting about this with my wife yesterday and recalled how I helped some people training for a Tough Mudder a couple of years ago who were concerned at their pOor upper-body strength..
I made them promise to do one very simple thing - Every time they went to the bathroom they had to do 20 incline push-ups before they left (yep, sometimes that meant they had to wait for the restroom to be empty!). I had them promise to do this every day for 2 weeks.
When you drink as much water as you're supposed to that can add up to a LOT of incline push-ups! During that 2 weeks we didn't do any other push-ups, it was simply a test to show how their upper body strength would improve.
After the 2 weeks we all did as many standard push-ups as we could do in 1 set....
Every one of them did at least 100% better than their first attempt 2 weeks prior, just from doing a few incline ones whenever they needed to pee or poop!
From then on it was all about doing as many standard push-ups a day over a 5 min, 5 set round. After another 4 weeks every one of them could do a minimum of 50 push-ups without rest.
A long ramble, but put simply, your body adapts, you get stronger & you'll surprise yourself what you are capable of when you stop putting barriers up in your mind and begin to chip away at the problem.
good luck, you've got this.
Anyone need to pee?!?!?!?!?!?
Hi Amber, I am new to the commenting portion of this app. An inclined push up is when your body is on a slant. As some people have said lean on a chair and so forth. Well I would do them reverse, meaning I would put my feet up on the chair and my hands on the floor. You want to however, start at a lower height, so the first step with hands on the ground, then after a week of this, move to the second step (meaning feet laying on) your body should be in a plank position, and you should have your arms in a comfortable position for you as far as how wide they are. Most women tend to do wider push ups until they have build up those muscles. Also your legs can be together or apart. Your head should be erect and not looking downward. Please let me know if any other clarity is needed.
Oh and when you go down into the lower half of a push up, your elbows should form a 90 degree angle from the floor to your shoulder. Your back should not be rolled up like a cat, but focus on keeping your butt down and your back straight. It's not easy starting out, but over time it is.
No! So if you only have your sink I would imagine it being too high. If you have book you can stack them to be roughly 6 inches off the ground. Make sure to have two stacks next to each other and lean them against the wall for support. Or a window ledge is what I would use in training. As far as a challenge. I would challenge you the first week to attempt 15 push ups before you start your day, and after you finish your day. Then the next week continue this but kick it up to before every meal. The point of the incline backwards is to isolate the muscle group and build them up with your own body weight. It makes regular pushup a cakewalk! Good luck! You can do it!