There are a lot of people out there that are under the impression that doing push-ups (PUS) are extremely hard and there are push-ups are not something that they are going to be able to do. But the fact of the matter is that push ups are really not all difficult to do and there are 3 easy ways to try them out if you are not yet convinced. You will want to make sure that you are of course taking it a little easy if you are not used to exercising a lot, but after a few tries, you will surely have the hang of this.
The Knee PUS
Many people will jokingly refer to the knees push up as the “girl” push-ups. Start on the floor with your legs straight out. Then bend your knees to 45 degrees. Either start with a straight arm, or push yourself up to a straight arm position. This is the starting point and it will make sure that you are in the correct position. Lead with your chest as you perform the push-up at a smooth, even pace.
The Standard PUS
This, out of the 3 types, this might be the variation that is the most commonly seen. When you want to complete that full push up, you will want to keep yourself in a straight horizontal position, while making sure that your hands are remaining shoulders width apart. You will want to make sure that you are keeping your body completely straight and that you are keeping your knees up off the floor at all times. You will push your body away from the floor, as far as you can go without locking your elbows straight and then bringing your chest back to the floor, without completely touching it.
The Incline PUS
For those that are not ready to move up to the full but have mastered the knee variety, this is something that gives a little more of a challenge, without actually being too hard, the incline push up is a good choice. This is like the full push up but instead of having your hands on the floor, you are going to have them raised on a chair, bench or a couch cushion. What this does is that it places additional pressure on your chest and shoulder, which allows you to have a better core workout. You will have to make sure that your hips are in line though in order to make sure that you are not putting too much pressure on your lower back.
There you have it. As you can see, different varieties are extremely simple to master. Now that you know a little more about the positioning, you might want to go ahead and give them a try. Before you know it, you will be a master and will be perfecting more than you ever thought you could!