Thursday, February 12, 2009

Who Needs A Push-Up Bra?

WHEN YOU CAN DO PUSH-UPS! LOL

Nikki Note: These are Modified Push-ups, which are pushups with more stabilty than the normal ones. I LOVE these push♥ps! Say Goodbye to the flab when you wave and Hello to a GREAT looking upper body. I say swap up those machines and hit the floor! I get more benefits from these pushups than any other tricep, chest, and shoulder exercise that I have done. Plus I can do them anywhere anytime :)
Starting Position: Begin by getting down on yours hands and knees with your hands just outside shoulder width and slightly forward of your shoulders. Your knees should be directly aligned with your hips. Keep your abdomen tight and your spine in a neutral position.
Action: EXHALE: Bend your elbows and lower chest to 90 degrees at the elbows. INHALE: Push up so that your arms are straight, making sure your elbows aren’t completely locked. Try doing 2 sets of 10-12 repetitions.
Special Instructions: If you can’t go to 90 degrees at the elbow, just go to a comfortable position until you can work up to 90 degrees.
Muscles Worked: Chest (Perky boobies by building underlying chest muscles), Triceps( Goodbye-to wave flab), Shoulders ( shape the shoulders and look great with or without sleeves!)

Reference: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/ex/exercises.asp?ID=36

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

When I was working out consistently I could knock out push up's with ease now that I fell off my work out plan they seem 2 be more difficult. I need to work my way back up 2 them. BUT GOOD NOTES THANKS BOO BOO!* :-)

Keda Boo Baby* said...

that last comment was ME 4 got to add my name!!

Nicole ♥ HealthyKisses Inc. said...

Lol, "Knock out push-ups with ease" okay I must of missed those, But these modified versions of push-ups are def a good starting point to being a push-up pro. Just start with 5 a day, i'll help ya sister.

Dance of Lyfe said...

this is great. i'm adding this to my routine asap! did i mention that i love ur blog?..if not i do! thanks for the advice.