The push-up is definitely on the top 5 list of almost any fitness professional you’ll meet. There’s a good reason for the hype; the push-up works practically every part of your upper body with one swift motion … and some of your other parts too (look at those legs hovering above the ground) . The other amazing thing about the push-up, is that there are so many variations of this move. These subtle twists allow you to hit various muscles differently.
First, let’s go over what the form should actually look like. This video of the push-up clearly defines the range of motion, as well as the form of what you should be doing.
Next, Let’s talk about the muscles that are involved in each push-up that you do:
Shoulders (Anterior, Medial, and Posterior)
As you can see, the push-up works practically every muscle in your upper body. Try three of Fitz’s innovative push-ups in the video above and then try the variations below to work even MORE muscles:
Liam McIntyre, the buff new star of Spartacus: Vengeance, opens up to the January/February issue of Men’s Health (on newsstands now) about transforming his body from skinny to Spartacus for the role of a lifetime. Think training to fit in with this movie is easy? Think again!
Liam on his Spartacus predecessor Andy Whitfield, who recently passed away after a long battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma: Andy was amazing at his job. I want to do justice to the character he already created. I think of Andy and remind myself that no day is too hard.
How he transformed his body: It was a combination of mental and physical effort. The body can do incredible things as long as the mind supports it.
On his body before training for the show: When I look back at the photo the Spartacus producers took at the start, I think, ‘Oh, God.’ I didn’t realize how much weight I’d lost for Frozen Moments.
On working out with a friend: There are tons of benefits to working out with someone else. You can do a better range of exercises if someone’s there to spot you. They’ll yell at me when I’m not working hard enough, and compliment me when I am.
Anthony Field of The Wiggles joins Fitz to show how to do flies while hanging from a bar. You’ll use absolutely every muscle above your hips while doing this exercise and quickly see results to prove how hard you’ve been working!
Other than regular bench or dumbbell-press there are many other chest exercises that will benefit your pectorals. The following list offers different chest exercises to ensure use of every pectoral muscle during a workout.
Breasts are important, because if they’re not taken care of … they can make our lives miserable. That’s why I like the sports bras by Breeze Comfort. They utilize , a revolutionary invention in bra pad technology created for the ultimate breathability. Unlike traditional bra pads, the
Remembering to both pack and wear appropriate sunblock throughout the year, and especially during the summer, can be a lifesaver. The “remembering” can’t stop there though. Many people forget to spread or spray sunblock on all areas of their body and end up, unknowingly doing damage in the p