Pushups don’t progress if you only perform them on your knees. Learn how to set up and start doing full pushups to get the most benefit from this exercise.
- chest muscles, or pectorals.
- shoulders, or deltoids.
- back of your arms, or triceps.
- the “wing” muscles directly under your armpit, called the serratus anterior.
Lying face down on a mat, place hands slightly wider than shoulder-width apart.
Hands can face straight up (with middle finger pointing straight ahead) and away from you or you can modify and turn them in slightly to help reduce stress on the wrist. My wrists get very sore so I do mine on my knuckles (I sound tougher than I am – it’s just to stop the pressure).
For feet, start with a wider stance for begins (it helps you maintain stability) and bring them together as you get stronger.
Original Article : How-To Do Pushups or Press-ups
By: Justine Guest