Feel like you can’t master a proper push-up? Time to strengthen your chest, core, and triceps! This Beginner’s Push-Up Progression Workout is the perfect compliment to your strength training routine. You’ll be breezing through chaturangas, plank holds, and of course, push-ups in no time!
Now, just because this is called a beginner’s workout, doesn’t mean it’s easy. It’s meant to strengthen the muscles you need to complete a full push-up. So even if you’re already a push-up pro, you can get stronger and better at push-ups with this workout!
If you follow me on Instagram, then you know I just got back from the Tone It Up Tour in Chicago. I’ve been following Tone It Up since they started, and it’s really inspiring to see how much they’ve grown. From filming their own workouts on the beach, to having a huge team and a 15 stop national tour. Pretty cool. The tour consisted of three workouts: yoga, Jillian Michaels, and finally, one led by Karena and Katrina. Throughout these workouts, there were A LOT of push-ups and chaturangas. That’s where I got the inspiration for this beginner’s push-up progression workout.
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To master the push-up, your immediate thought is to strengthen your chest. But to really be able to knock them out one after the other, you’ll also want to strengthen the assisting muscles. That’s where your triceps and core comes in. In this beginner’s push-up progression workout, I’ve grouped a chest move with a core or tricep move in each superset. This way you can move back and forth between muscle groups and increase your endurance. Which will allow you to complete more and more push-ups at once! Then when you go to a fitness festival like the Tone It Up Tour, you’ll look like a pro and feel so strong in all the moves.
Another bonus with this workout? You can do it at home! As long as you have a set of medium dumbbells, and neighbors who won’t mind your jumping around, you’re all set! Sneak it in between meetings, or while your kids are napping, or in the morning before leaving your house. I recommend doing this beginner’s push-up progression workout once per week, along with a lower body workout, and total body workout.
When you complete this workout, snap a sweaty selfie and send it to me on Instagram @getwellwithem! I’ve got a pull-up progression workout coming next, so keep an eye out for that!
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