You already knew push-ups are an excellent strength exercise that you can do anywhere, But there are many more types than you probably thought!
Check out these 22 crazy variations and see how many you can do
Push-Ups For A Cause
If you’ve been on social media in the past couple weeks, you’ve probably seen people – maybe friends or family overseas – uploading videos of themselves doing 22 push-ups. It’s part of an American campaign to honour service men and women, and in particular, the 22 veterans who reportedly commit suicide every day. Eish. Their aim is to raise awareness by getting people around the world to upload videos of themselves doing 22 push-ups a day for 22 days with the ultimate aim of reaching 22 million push-ups logged.
Push-Ups For Your Health
Even if you’re not joining the campaign though, doing push-ups daily is an excellent way to get strong and fit. Push-ups activate a chain of muscles that include muscles in your shoulders, chest, arms, core and even your butt. Even if you’re starting on your knees – although we strongly recommend losing the knees-down advantage as soon as you can – banging out 20 push-ups every day is going to get you strong and toned fast! Best of all, you can do them anywhere, anytime – next to your bed first thing in the morning is a good option. Or while you’re waiting for the kettle to boil.
Drop And Give Me 22
Did you know…there are many more varieties of push-up than just knees or no-knees! If you’ve never done one before and don’t rate your strength at all, you can start upright against a wall or use a platform to support your upper body in an incline push-up. You’re an ace? We dare you try a pseudo-planche push-up!
Workout Wednesday challenge: Check out these 22 push-up variations. We dare you to try them. Tag us in your videos on Instagram and Twitter. Our faves will get regrammed.
Not sure you’re doing push-ups correctly? Here’s our step-by-step guide for acing the move.