Push-ups for women; Women’s Health Magazine offers tips on how to do them right.
More women are actively building their bodies in their local gym. Weight lifting as the men do often results in shoulder pain and many avoidable injuries in women since they build muscle differently.
Push-ups are a great way to build up the upper back muscles and improve tone and definition in the lower and mid traps as well as in the shoulder girdle. It also adds stability the upper core region.
Recently, Women’s Health magazine offered some tips on how to do push-ups properly which reduces the likelihood of injury, while improving your muscle definition and tone. Check out their advice here
You’ll Be Astonished By All The Muscles You Actually Work While Doing A Pushup. No wonder you’re so sore.
BY ASHLEY MATEO December 12, 2017
Pushups are more than just an arm-strengthening move. If you do them right, they can actually work your entire body.
Obviously, though, the primary muscles this move targets are found in your upper body: the chest, otherwise known as the pectoralis major sternal; the triceps, or the back of the arms; and the anterior deltoids, the fronts of shoulders, says Adam Rosante, certified personal trainer and author of The 30-Second Body. “These muscles get the load of the work in a pushup as they take your body through the movement pattern,” he explains.
In fact, pushups are so good for your arms, scientists at the Exercise and Health Program at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse found that the triangle pushup—where you start in a pushup position and place your hands on the floor in a triangle (with thumbs and forefingers touching) before lowering down and pushing up—registered the most muscle activity of all the arm exercises tested, making it more effective than any other in eliminating arm flab.