Push-ups are one of the best forms of home exercise that can give you a sculpted chest. It is a compound bodyweight exercise that targets your chest, arms, abs and shoulder and pretty much every upper body muscle.
What parts are targetted?
The part of your muscle that you will target most intensely depends on which variation of push-ups you are going to do. Placing your hands wide apart will work your chest muscles, while placing your hands close together will work your triceps.
How to do a push-up?
In order to do a push-up, you should get down on all fours with your hands placed a little wider apart than your shoulders. Keeping your feet together, strengthen your arms and legs. You must make sure that your body is in a straight line and you are not bending anywhere. After this, you should lower your chest until it’s just one inch above the floor. Stay in this position for a second and bring your body back up again.
How many push-ups should you do?
A single push-up counts as one rep. If you do 15 reps, it makes a set. You should try and do 3 sets per day.
What are the different variations of push-ups?
There are many variations of push-ups like one-arm push-up, knuckle push-up, diamond push-up, hindu or hanuman push-up, fingertip push-up and clap push-up. These variations are usually much harder than push-ups and you should try them at your own risk.