I can’t even believe I’m doing this…dedicating one entire blog post to one move but because of Jess’s 100Challenge, I’ve been doing them a lot and have actually developed a little soft spot for them.
I’m sure your next question would be “Why?” and to that I answer…I have no idea. Don’t they always say you don’t really get to chose..if you love…you love. Well, I love. I love so much so that I’ve found different ways to do them. You can make a push up so much more with modifications.
So today’s post is all about ways to do the push up, modify the push up and succeed with the push up.
It’s easy to integrate push ups into any workout routine. You don’t need any equipment or special training. But just doing push ups could get boring so you can modify the way you do it as well as how you do them. Take, for example, the military way…that my buddy Capt. Sean showed me. It can be daunting trying to reach 100 but doing it like this just seems to go by a little faster
Then there’s form and style. There are SOOO many ways to modify a push up and depending on how you do it, you can engage different muscle groups. Here are just a few of the fun ways you can “Spice Up” a push up… (BTW, you don’t know how many pictures we had to take to get these. See the outtakes here. 🙂
Push ups aren’t complicated but if you’re looking to work them into a workout, here’s the way I’ve been doing them as part of the 100Challenge. Essentially, every other move is a push-up.
If you want to see some of these demonstrated…check out my instagram feed: MomsLRB
Oh and I’ve modified the squats and crunches too just for fun but that would be WAYYYY to much fun in one post so if you’re interested let me know otherwise, we’ll keep our love contained to the push up. If you want to see more variations, head over to Jess’s blog. I think I saw some there too.
What’s your favorite move (and don’t say burpee because I HATE those things)?