Some eaiser variations of push ups to help you build the strength to do a traditional one!
I don’t generally reblog ‘fitness’ stuff but gaddamn could I use some more arm strength.
Push-ups are my worst nightmare. I can only do 44 before I pass out on the floor.
"I can only do 44" hahaha omg I can’t even do one.
I was always frustrated how my P.E. teachers wanted all of us to go “all-or-none” and basically hurt ourselves without letting us build up from square-one like in the first gif. Then they’d fuckin yell at us for not doing it right >:|
Knee-pushups is not square-one.
When I got my first personal trainer, she had me doing push ups almost standing upright in the weight lifting bars so that I could do 15 reps and 3 sets of them. It’s more about the technique of the push up, and if you’re pushing too much weight, you can’t exersize the correct muscles within their tolerances. This post is pretty important tto know cause of that.
I feel like I’ve reblogged this before but
just looking at any of these gifs makes my elbows and wrists and shoulders wince
i feel like the subtitle should be “how to do a pushup if you can do zero pushups because you are weak/not used to doing pushups and not because you are disabled”
(but aside from the ableism, yes! lots of times nobody learns the ways to build up strength slowly, and you can srsly hurt yourself if you try too much at once!)