Are you having trouble achieving results with your pushups and have stopped looking for ways to improve your strength and balance? You are not alone. Many people struggle with finding the right program to help them improve their ability to do the most basic strength training exercise.
It is easy to get a deal on a program when you already know the exercise is not going to help you progress to the next level. You can rest assured that you are getting the proper exercise that you need to make progress.
Here are 5 tips to help you decide which pushup variation will improve your strength and balance:
1. Look for a program that allows you to do multiple pushups. Ideally, you want a program that offers two or more different pushup variations. By doing more than one variation, your muscles will continue to be challenged and it will be easier to progress into even more difficult exercises.
2. You will want a program that emphasizes core strength. This means that the program should incorporate both activities that involve the core – pushups and abdominal crunch.
3. Make sure you have a program that you can continue doing. Many people quit because they have already plateaued. The best way to avoid this is to keep challenging yourself to different types of pushups and abdominal exercises. For instance, try adding on a few different pushups until you find a program you are comfortable with. Then slowly progress to doing more and more.
4. Look for a program that is long enough. Many pushup exercises are done in 10 seconds or less. You will want a program that is challenging enough that you will want to stop after your 10 seconds. This is the ideal pushup program. Most programs are too easy.
5. Finally, you need a program that you are confident you can continue doing. Make sure the program is something you can do over a longer period of time. A few weeks is fine, but try to do it for 6 months.
You can find many, many things online that promise you that you can do pushups and then will not work for you. Some of these programs may be okay but not quite what you need.