Press Ups

We have all heard of press ups (or push ups) but did you know they are a fantastic way for you to build strength in your upper chest and of course they need no special equipment - making them easy for everyone to try.

press upsDid you know that press-ups (push-ups as also known as) are the best way to increase upper body strength and endurance - press ups are also perfect when you have no equipment.

Most people only know 1 or 2 variations of the press-up. You will now be educated on a greater variety of press-ups to develop all-round muscle tone and definition.

In our members area we have a fully animated description of the exercise. The following styles should be used dependent on your current fitness level, ranging from the wall and box press-up for beginners, supported or 3/4 for intermediates and full press-ups for advanced.

Done correctly press-ups (or push-ups) can really help to build arm and chest strength for very little time  

WALL BOX SUPPORTED
 
3/4 FULL  


Aim to perform this press up circuit, by performing 4 - 10 press ups of each style. Once you can achieve 10 or more of each press up style, aim to increase the workout by changing your style (see above) or simply move onto the second press up circuit.
 

As well as these specific chest exercises, we also have a range of home exercises, general fitness advice and ways for you to test your fitness. Now why not look at some slightly more demanding exewrcises...

Why not check out our intermediate push up exercises on the next page :

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