You've heard me say enough times by now that the push up always has been and always will be one of my favorite full body strengthening movements - and for good reason:
1. It does not restrict the movement of your scapula like the bench press does, ensuring less chance of inflammation and impingement
2. It can be performed anywhere, anytime - no equipment needed!
3. Low density (low rep sets) push ups can and should be performed intermittently throughout the day - you will be amazed how well this develops your chest, core stability, and overall pushing strength
4. You can easily increase or decrease the intensity/challenge of the push up simply by altering the fulcrum/pivot point/leverage - for example elevating your feet and performing a decline push up, or perhaps making it an entirely unilateral movement and performing a one arm push up -
I dare you not to get strong if you are intermittently performing one arm push ups throughout the day!
I could elongate the list but those arguments should be enticing enough to get just about anybody on the push up bandwagon.
So, for this week's strength tip, I decided to cover how to set up the optimum push up position. Enjoy and post any questions you have below!