Works entire body! Get on floor with feet wide and hands shoulder width apart. Hop feet to the left of your hands, then hop back and repeat on the right to complete one rep. Do 12-15 reps.
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If you can already to 3 to 5 pushups and would liketo do more…follow these tips:
1- first you need to get rid of “dead weight” and reduce body fat with interval training and good nutrition. With less body fat, you will be stronger and able to lift your weight more easily.
2-perform incline pushups on a bench to build endurance
3-perform pushups on the ground to gain strength. Working on the eccentric phase (lowering slowly down toward ground)will allow for more muscle control and strength. In plank position, bend at the elbows and lower down on 5 counts. push up one one count(drop knees at first if necessary to return to start position). Another variation is to lower your body down and hold the pushup for 3 counts. Drop your knees, push up and start again in plank position.
4- you will fatigue quickly with these exercise, but you will gain the strength you need to increase the amount of pushup you can complete! With both of the above exercises, complete as many as you can to just before complete failure. Note the # you do and try to increase the reps weekly.