How To Do Push Ups
A basic exercise which you can do at home for toning your breasts and firming your chest muscles and triceps. Place your hands on the floor directly below your chest, shoulder width apart, fingers pointing forwards. With your arms extended but with your elbows very slightly bent, not quite locked, support your body weight. You should be face down, with your feet together, toes touching the floor, Your legs will be locked at the knees and your body will be in a straight line. This is the starting position.
Bend your elbows and lower your body so that it is around 1 or 2 inches above the floor. Now use your arms and chest muscles to push yourself up back to the starting position. Keep your body in a straight line, in particular do not bend your body at the hips or lower back throughout this breast firming exercise.
Movement from the starting position at the top, down to the floor and then back to the starting position counts as one rep (repetition).
How many sets and reps should I do? How often should I do my exercises?
See our breast firming training tips guide.
Typical Push Up Variations
- Wide Hands
Increase the width between your hands so that they are more than shoulder width apart. This works the outer chest muscles more.
- Narrow Hands
Decrease the width between your hands, you can have them touch together if you like. This works the inner chest muscles more.
- Knee Supported
If you find regular push ups too hard, try them with your knees touching the floor; they will be easier but will not work your chest muscles as hard. You could begin with these and work up to a regular push up as your strength increases.