Push up's are one of the best things you can do for your body!
I find that lots of people don't like doing them, and I understand why- they are super challenging. But once you examine their benefits and feel yourself getting stronger, you will learn to love them!
Do you want to build optimal strength in your upper body? PUSHUPS!
Do you want to rid of the "jiggle" in your arms? PUSHUPS!
Do you want sexy definition in your back? PUSHUPS
Do you want to boost your metabolism? PUSHUPS
Do you want a tight, strong core? PUSHUPS
A push up is a calisthenic exercise performed in prone position by raising and lowering the body using the arms. They work your pectoral muscles (chest), triceps (back of arm), deltoids (shoulder), serratus anterior (on the side, right under your chest), coracobrachialis (muscle of the chest, and infront of the arm), and your entire midsection. They also work your glutes, hamstrings, quads, calves, feet, and smaller muscles that stabilize you!
They are uncomfortable and really challenging for a reason.
They work you out immediately !
Do them often, and you will feel and see results.
You don't need much space, you don't need equipment, and you don't need much time. The only thing stopping you, is you.
Depending on your fitness level, you might have to start of with just 1 or 2, or even get used to holding a plank position for a 30 seconds. OR, you might be able to do 5, or 10, or 15! Instructions for a good form Push Up
Whatever you can do it- DO IT! Do it every day, and challenge yourself to increase your reps!
I perform about 45 pushups a day, and on some days I do more.
I typically do 3 sets of 15, sporadically. So, maybe I do 15 in the morning, 15 in the middle of the day, and 15 before bed.
I sometimes do more challenging variations.
I recommend you do however many pushups you can do with proper form. Do that 3 times a day! And then maybe you'll want to add another pushup or another rep! You will get stronger, and it will motivate you to make more positive choices throughout your day!