Your video will begin in How To Do Push Ups (Even If You Can't Do One Now) Posted on Mon, 15 December 2014 in Pushup Videos by Wodnation 3341 Views 0 0 How To Do Push Ups - Even If You Can't Do One Now In this tutorial, we will going to teach you how to do proper push ups. This is specifically targeted at people who feel that they can’t do even one push up. It just takes a little bit of time commitment and a little bit more power. What to Do The first thing you need to know how to do a push up. The main things to focus on are keeping your body in a straight line and your head should be in line with your body. This means your eyes are in the floor ahead of you. Your head must be up; and when you actually do the push up, you want to keep your body still, bend just the arms, and then push back up. If you want more challenge, you can push the elbows in and get the same effect. Basic Alternatives If you can’t still make one push up, you will have to start with a little more basic. This is a full body exercise so you should work to improve your core strength and your upper body strength. Start by learning how to make the plank. In a basic plank, you are going to be on your forearms, and then hold for about 60 seconds or one full minute in order to have the core strength to hold your body strong during full push up. If you’re unable to hold up to that period, you can try going on your knees. Do the same exact thing from your knees, while making sure that you are still engaging your abdominals and putting your weight forward in your arms. In other words, you are not going to stick your hips back but do basically the modified version of the full version. Start on this position while working your way to the full plank. Once you are able to do a full plank, you are ready to add in the arms. You have few options here. First is you can work on plank with your arms extended and then hold for 60 seconds. Another is by starting push ups from your knees. Extend your arms up, while in the knee position. Keep your back straight and from here, do the exact same thing. If you can’t go all the way down, start from where you can go. However, the way to start to build up the strength to go all the way down is go as far as you can with control and just hold it. Hold it as long as you can until your arms are shaking and you feel that you can’t do it anymore and then push up. Do that one to three times a day. Once you do that, you’re going to find that you build up that strength to go all the way down from your knees. When you can do it all the way down, you are ready to bring in the toes. With your arms extended from the ground, go on your toes. If you can’t go all the way down, you can try holding for 60 seconds again to build up the strength to do the full push up. If you having trouble with push ups because you have sensitive wrists, what you can do is grab two weights (it doesn’t matter what size) and you put the weights on the floor so you will have handles. So now, you can do push ups with your wrists straight. To summarize, you have many different options. You can start with the plank, hold for 60 seconds, then you move to your knees, try to get all the way to the ground, go as far as you can and hold it as long as you can, and then eventually, you’ll get to your feet. In order to build up your strength for push ups, you really need to put time commitment, say, at least three days per week and then working up to 5 to 7 days a week. You’ll only have to do 10 to 30 push ups a day and you’ll start to see results. Or if you’re doing the planks, at least one a day. Good luck!