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Mix up your chest routine

Updated: Feb 21, 2019

Mix up your chest routine

Today I would like to write about one of the most popular exercises with both men and women, which is the press up.

You might think as a result that this is going to be a very short piece, but in fact there are many different ways to undertake a successful press up.

But before we get into that, let’s look at some first principles.

The press up is a great exercise partly because it belongs to that category of exercise known as the ‘bodyweight exercise’, which means that it uses your own bodyweight (as the name suggests!) as a key factor in the exercise itself.

Or, to put it another way, all you need to make this exercise work for you is your body, the right techniques and a focus on the exercise itself.

Before undertaking a press up (as with all demanding exercises) it is a very good idea to evaluate your own fitness level.

So, as a starting point, can you lift your own body weight?