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Do Push Ups Build Muscle

The push up is a basic exercise use in variety of places like at a local gym, in your own home, in the military or even at school in a physical education class. There is a variety of push up variations with different reason why to do them. Doing push ups can exercise chest, arm and shoulder muscles and when you do push ups you are in the prone position.

By doing push ups you are using your body weight to force yourself off the floor. You can factor gravity and your body weight together which creates resistance. This resistance is what you are using to building muscles. Push ups are easy to do and the best way to get better push ups is by doing them. There are different variations of push ups that help to target specific areas.

Basic push ups are done by placing your hands shoulder width apart with your legs straight on the floor. A simple variation for the push up is to instead of having your legs straight be on your knees. Other variations of push ups can have hand placement wider or closer then shoulder width. Your leg placement can range from being on the floor to being propped higher then the floors level. So there is a lot of options for you when choosing push ups and variations.

When I think about how you can do push ups just about anywhere something pops into my head. Drop and give me 20. Yes, this saying often pops into my head and I cannot help to do a couple of push ups. My father was in the Army so when I would get into trouble doing push ups could have been a punishment for me. I did not like to do push ups because it was a punishment for me, but these days I get my share of pushing my face away from the floor.

I like to include push ups in my routines and how push ups helps me to keep tone. Soon I hope to be able to do 100 push ups a day. By doing 100 push ups I want to test myself and see if I am getting the most out of doing push ups. Being able to do 100 push ups is not just a goal of mine that means I have built strong muscles because I do not think everyone can do 100 push ups.


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