Struggling With Push-ups? This Tip Will Get You Off Your Knees

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When it comes to harder exercises girls are privileged to have a possibility of choice, and can make a modified version. It usually happened when performing push-ups, which belong to the harder exercises even for men. However many women are arguing when they received the message that they aren’t strong enough to do some exercises, such as traditional push-ups, because that’s absolutely NOT true. There are plenty of ladies in the fitness community that can do more push-ups than guys.

The true is that push-ups know no gender, and doing some modified versions (e.g. putting knees on the floor) isn’t just for girls — or something that should be embarrassed about! It’s usually a method to make the exercise easier, but not worthless.

The point is only that doing push-ups on your knees uses different muscles than doing them on your toes. So, you should always progress from knee push-ups to regular push-ups, and only what you need is to practice push-ups!


Push-ups! You can do them! Here’s a great modification to build up. #crossfit #strongisbeautiful

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Instead of doing knee push-ups you can do these modifications suggested by CrossFit coach Sefton Hirsch of Champlain Valley CrossFit.

Modification 1:

  • Start in a plank position.
  • Bending elbows behind you, lower the chest to the floor.
  • Place the knees on the floor, then straighten the arms.

This counts as one rep.

Modification 2:

  • Start in a plank position.
  • Placing the knees on the floor, lower your chest to the floor.
  • Lift the knees up, straighteningyour arms.

This counts as one rep.

According to Sefton, the second variation is pretty much as hard as regular push-ups, but its focus is on the pushing movement to build the strength in your core and triceps. For best results always work the full range of motion.

You can rest on your knees on the floor, whether pushing up or when lowering down, which is a great way to build strength in your core and upper body.

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