Tips to Improve Your Push Up and Flatten Your Belly

The push up is a brilliant under used exercise.

It will tighten and tone your belly more than you might even imagine because the core is engaged just as much as it strengthens your arms and shoulders.

Here are some tips to help you be successful:

✳️ If your wrists are sore, place DB’s under your hands to neutralize the angle and create more stability.

✳️ Widen your stance to modify as well as create more stability.

✳️ Work to keep a straight line from the top of your head to your toes.

✳️ Work a full range of motion so that your chest drops almost entirely to the floor. If you get tired, rest at the bottom of the movement and then push back up. It’s actually the lowering phase that’s the strengthening phase of the movement, so focus more on the lowering phase if you’re looking to increase your strength. The pushing up phase will come when you focus on the lowering down first.

✳️ Do an EMOM style workout to increase strength – this means ‘every minute on the minute’. Set a timer for 5 or 10 minutes. In the first minute, do 1-5 PERFECT push ups (what ever you can get done in the first 10 seconds of the minute). Rest the remaining time in the minute. When the minute is up, repeat the number of push ups you did in set one. Repeat for the remaining minutes.

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