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I LOVE Push-Ups!!!

November 8, 2009

I love push-ups! Anyone that trains with me can tell you so. As soon as someone enters the Longevity Personal Training world my clients learn how to do them and also learn to expect them in their workouts.

Push-ups have become the measuring tool of upper body strength. They test the whole body. While doing a push-up you engage your arms, chest, abdomen, hips and legs. The act of lifting your own body weight can be taxing for even the very fit.

There are many ways that you can do push-ups in order to change their difficulty. Some of my seniors simply push off of a wall. Most of my clients do a standard push-up. And a few brave souls find themselves with their hands on top of a medicine ball and their toes on top of a Swiss Ball.

Push-ups can be done in almost any setting, whether you are in a gym or in a hotel room.

Many times when I have a day that I don’t have the time to get a full workout in, I can be seen dashing off to a corner of the gym to knock off another set of 25.

Push-ups give you NO reason not to do some type of strength training during your day.

I LOVE Push-Ups!

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