7 Beneficial Forms Of Push-ups For Women

Exercises are of many types and every exercise targets to tone a set of muscles in the body. Some exercises are common for both genders and have very minute variations depending on the gender. Irrespective of the gender exercising is good for physical as well as emotional health. Exercises have to be done to suit one’s requirement pertaining to fat reduction or target muscles to be toned. For instance, women tend to be less muscular than men particularly on the upper portion of the body. A strong looking Upper body adds to the charm of a woman than a sagging one. So such women who tend to be having a sagging upper body need to focus on exercises that tone up their upper portion. Pushups are exercises that tone the triceps, biceps and forearms of women while firming up and strengthening the breast area.

Here Are The 7 Beneficial Forms Of Push-ups For Women:

1. Half Pushups

Lift the front portion of your body with the help of your palms keeping your toes firmly on the ground. Then bring down your front portion to the fullest extent without changing the position of the toes. This strengthens the shoulders and shapes up the chest muscles.

Half Pushups

2. Beginner Or Counter Pushups

Lean over a bench or any surface of reasonable height to support your leaning while firmly standing on your toes. Push yourself towards the object fully in a slanting manner and pull yourself back. Repeating this as many times as possible will help strengthen and tone up the upper body muscles.

Beginner or Counter Pushups

3. Pushups Against Wall

Place your palms on the wall standing away from the wall. Push yourself towards the wall bending your hands and pull away from the wall stretching your hands. Do this as many times as possible to strengthen the shoulders and top portion of the body overall.

Pushups against wall

4. Ballistic Push Ups

This version of Pushups needs to be done with utmost care. Place your knees on the ground firmly lifting your foot up. Balance your upper portion of the body with your palms down. Lift both your palms together raising the top portion as you lift your palms. Join the palms as though clapping and immediately land on the palms bringing down the upper portion of the body down. Do this as many times as possible.

Ballistic Push Ups

5. Diamond Pushups

Place the palms of your hands right under your breast wider than the shoulder breadth keeping your knees down firmly. Lift the top portion of the body pressing the palms. Bring your body down and again push up. Repeating this as many times as possible will strengthen and tone the top portion of your body.

Diamond Pushups

6. Spiderman Pushups

Start these pushups from a normal plank position. Keep both your hands as far as possible away from the body on both the sides. Bring the right knee above the right elbow. Hold for a few seconds. Repeat with the left knee. This is a good exercise for the shoulders and top portion of the body overall.

Spiderman Pushups

7. Raised Pushups

Place both your legs on a high raise surface. Keeping both your palms down on the floor, bring the front portion of your body down and lift back again. Repeat as many times as possible. The core and the triceps gets worked out with this type of pushups.

Raised Pushups