It’s time to Take it To the Next Level by saying goodbye to girlie push-ups forever!
How to progress from a modified push-up to a full push-up
#1. Believe in your own strength: You are stronger than you think. You DO have the strength to perform a full push-up, whether you think you do or not. It just takes practice.
#2. Take the training wheels off: For push-ups this translates as take your knees off the ground. If you never take the training wheels off you’ll never learn how to ride a bike, right?
#3. Modify without putting your knees on the ground:
- Push-up Modification Level 1: Hands on the wall
- Push-up Modification Level 2: Hands on high rail or bench
- Push-up Modification Level 3: Hands on low bench
#4. Practice 1/2 of the push-up: Practice lowering yourself to the floor with control (from a full push-up position). Once you reach the floor, push pack into child’s pose. From child’s pose come back to a push-up position to start over. Repeat 10 times.
Bonus: Try this Move to Improve your Push-ups to increase core strength.