In my previous post, I wrote about how to do a proper push up. I have this additional tip worth mentioning – pausing at the halfway when you do push up.
The movement is still the same. The only difference is that you hold for a second when you lower yourself. Continue lower your chest and then hold for another second. When you push back up to the halfway point, you pause for another second before going back to the start position. As usual, aim for 8 to 12 repetitions each set and do 2 to 3 sets.
If it is too hard, do it on your knees instead of toes.
If you still find it easy, instead of holding for 1 second, hold longer, say 2 to 3 seconds.
Yes, it is a torture workout. But by holding, you are strengthening your muscles at the chest and also the arms. In fact, not only push ups, other weight lifting exercise, even with body weight, many are cheating with momentum. Also, by holding, you will slow down the entire movement and concentrate on better form.
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