Here is an awesome article from Chicago Fit For Life’s own, Siddiqu Muhammad on the benefit of push-ups for both men as well as women.
The push up may just be the perfect total body exercise that builds both upper body and core strength. Done properly, it is a compound exercise that uses muscles in the chest, shoulders, triceps, back, abs and even the legs. Working all those muscles at once burns lots of calories and will even give your metabolism a boost.
Benefits of Push-ups. Push-ups are a closed kinetic chain exercise. Unlike the Bench Press, your hands are fixed while your body moves through space.
- Build Muscle. Just like Pull ups and Dips, Push-ups force you to lift your own body-weight. Push-ups work your chest, shoulders, triceps & core.
- Shoulder Health. Push-ups improve shoulder health by strengthening your serratus anterior. They also teach you to Bench Press correctly.
- Versatile. You can do Push-ups anywhere, anytime. Harder Push-up variations keep things challenging for constant progress
Push-Ups for Woman
Women start wearing purses as early as 12 years of age. And over the years purses have gotten bigger and bigger. This puts a lot of strain on the shoulders of women. Push-ups can help strengthen their shoulders and improve their posture. The pushup may well be the best exercise for women. Why? Regularly adding pushups to your workout won’t just strengthen your chest. It will also shape your shoulders, triceps, and glutes while toning and tightening your entire core. -Siddiqu/CF4L
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