Today I started doing light resistance training and I was absolutely gobsmacked when I tried to lower myself to the floor. My wrists felt like they were going to break, my thighs were the first to hit the floor, and I don't feel a single muscle even trying to work. I'm clearly doing something wrong. I have my wrists positioned roughly under my shoulders. I've tried putting my toes on the bottom stair and seeing if that's any harder/easier. Should I just save push-ups for when my arms get stronger?
- NEVER do push-ups on your wrists, get push-up handles or do push-ups on your fists (use something soft to put under your wrist, I suggest getting push-up handles tho). Doing push ups on your wrists is bad for your wrists.
- If you can't do a single push-up there are a few possibility's : Do pushups on your knees till you feel strong enough to do regular pushups. If that is still to hard, do pushups against walls. The closer your feet is to the wall, the easier the push up will be.
- Before trying the knee push up, try to put your arms a bit wider, this should make it easier.
- keep your body in a straight line, your thighs should never hit the floor.
- "should I just save push-ups for when my arms get stronger" Push-ups are a great exercise, it's not only arms tho. It's triceps, chest muscles and belly muscles.
Last edited on 26 December 2008 09:46 pm by Holdyahead