Get Fit-Stay Fit Challenge Week 4: Pushup Challenge

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How are your legs feeling?  If you really pushed yourself your legs should be feeling a little like jello, the toilet might seem a little lower than usual and the stairs will remind you of a mid-evil torture device.  What can I say, in the world of fitness-No Pain. No Gain.

All of the challenges this week are based on simple body weight exercises that yield maximum results.  You don’t always need fancy equipment in order to get a good workout in.

Today we will give your legs a little break and move our focus to the upper body.  We will be working primarily the chest. However, this exercise involves compound movement so it will also work your core, shoulders, triceps and biceps.  Can you guess what it is?   A PUSH-UP!

I want you to try to complete 50 PUSH-UPS today.  Beginners, you can do them on your knees but I want you to challenge yourself and try to at least get one regular pushup in.  Below is the visual on how to perform a proper pushup, along with some tips to keep in mind.

PushupChallenge

Tips to keep in mind when performing a pushup:

-Keep you head and neck in line

-Make sure your entire body is in a straight line (No butts in the air)

-Go as low as you can.  Try to get your chest to touch the ground.

How many regular pushups do you think you will complete?

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