Doing push-ups for beginners seems simple: drop to the floor and just do them. But what if you are a complete newbie and can’t? Here is my solution that works for just about everyone!
Push-Ups For Beginners: The Concept
It all depends on picking you up where you stand (or, in this case, want to drop to the floor from).
When you never worked out, are out of shape, overweight and need to build your basic strength, push-ups are difficult. We have to adjust the them to your level of ability.
This means you first do them may need to do them standing (yes!), on your knees and progress from there.
My push-ups for beginners video discusses how to start the exercise and shows you a push-up program you can do at home. It takes you all the way from those very easy wall push-ups to difficult wide push-ups:
That was one of my earlier videos, by the way, where I hadn’t yet worked out lighting. The vague shape moving up and down is me. Not that my videos today offer much improved production values…
Beyond Beginner Push-Ups
The road doesn’t end now that you know how to do push-ups, including wide ones. When you are able to do even 15, 20 or more of those you need something even more difficult. Over here I show you how to do that.
Push-Ups Aren’t Everything!
Push-ups train your chest and triceps, but you also have the muscles in the back and biceps. And very large muscles in your legs. For a complete home workout and a muscular physique you need to train all those too!
You can do it with my free home workout plan for beginners. It needs zero to very little equipment and the push-ups I showed you above are part of it.
Picture courtesy of Pete Bellis.