Pump Up Your Pushups - Ep 10 - Brides Made Fit Video

The push up is one of the most popular body-weight exercises known to man. The reasons are simple: it requires no equipment, you can do it anywhere, and it has evolved into the test of strength among teenage boys alike.
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Hello. Welcome to Brides Made Fit podcast. I’m your host, Jennifer Didonato and this is episode number 1. Now, Brides Made Fit is Metro Detroit’s only in-home personal training for brides to be but the podcast is made for everyone. It is your source for health and fitness information, the latest exercises and just tips for your fitness life. Now, in case you have not noticed, we are in a different arena. We are in my gym in my basement so these are all my toys and all my gadgets that will help get my clients fit and hopefully get you fit soon. Now in this episode, we’re going to talk about how to do a pushup correctly. I’ve seen a lot of people doing certain things that could injure them with pushups, so I’m going to bring all of that back into head and have you guys doing a pushup correctly. Number one is the position of your hands. A lot of times, I see people widening their hands when they do a pushup. Now, this is fine if you’re strong already. This just puts a lot of pressure on the shoulder if you’re new with the pushups. So, what I am going to have you do is put your hands just directly underneath you and directly parallel to your shoulder. Come down, exhale, keep the elbows in tight and keep the back straight. Now, this may feel a little challenging to you since you may be used to doing the pushup with the wider stance. So, feel free and go on your knees to take a little bit of pressure off and still keep your hands and your palms under your chest. And another thing that I want you to look forward to is, a big no-no is sticking your butt up when you do the pushups. I don’t want to see any of these and I don’t want any of these. I want you to keep your back nice and straight like a table and like there’s a glass of water on your back that you don’t want to spill. That’s a good thing to keep in mind. So now that we know how to do a pushup correctly, let’s mix it up a little bit. There’s so much you can do with push ups in your own home. You don’t have to go anywhere. All you need is something that you can elevate your feet. So, if you don’t have a workout step like this, you can use—this step is cool or a really big phonebook. We don’t use this phonebooks anymore. We’re online. I do sometimes and my fiancée makes fun of me so let me know if you guys use one because then you won’t fit on the door. So, we’re going to put our feet up here like this and we’re going to put our hands in a position that I just taught you directly under the shoulders, come down, exhale the way up. These are decline pushups and this is targeting a little bit higher of your pack major which is your major abs muscle and a little bit of your shoulders as well. You see, because if you’re doing a pushup, it’s just straight up and down. You’re targeting the muscles. But this way, when you either elevate your feet or elevate your torso, you are hitting the muscle in a more unique way that you’re not used to so that’s where you get the full form and full figure of the muscle. And ladies, you may think that all who needs to do pushup on a girl, but the chest is one of the biggest muscle group of the body. So, if your not working at the chest, that means that that muscle is not to its fullest potential and it’s not burning as many calories as it could. So, doing chest is perfectly fine. Girls, you’re not going to get bigger boobs, I’m sorry obviously, and you’re not going to get smaller boobs either but this is going to make them nice and perky. So, think about that when you’re 50 years old. You want to do the pushups now to have a nice firm and perky bosoms. Another, a great pushups that you can do which hits the triceps and this is great for brides. If you’re getting married within the next few months or in a year, I definitely highly recommend this. Try it in your knees. These are called diamond pushups. You can zoom it right here. Take a look at my hands. I’m making a nice diamond with my index fingers. Down, place it down, bring the knees back, come

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