BUILDING PUSH-UP STRENGTH part 3! A lot of people think the only way to build push up strength is by doing push-ups. Not true! Lifting weights actually helps develop the muscles we use for push-ups to get us stronger.
One of my favorites that I have been doing lately is chest press on an exercise ball. Here I'm using 8 lbs, but have gone up to 10 or 15 lbs in each hand. It works your pecs (chest), deltoids (shoulders), triceps, and back - all muscles you use for push-ups. The other great benefit of doing them on the ball is that your whole body is engaged too in the bridge. You're using your glutes and hamstrings as well as your abs!
Just be sure to have your shoulders and back fully supported on the ball. Make sure your hands go over your chest and not your head or lower. And don't let your arms go past 90 degrees when you come back down because you could overextend them and get injured. Let's get #strongereveryday! #pushups #chestpress #caligirlgetsform #armday