Primal Strength Part 3: THE PUSHUP

Primal Strength Part 3: THE PUSHUP

Pushing is a part of everyday life. We push our bodies up from the bed, push ourselves up from the toilet, push the dishes overhead into the cupboard. We push our bodies and everyday objects all day long. 

And to push requires strength in  your “pushing muscles”. These muscles include the chest, shoulders, and arms, what are commonly seen as  the “beach muscles”. By training your pushing muscles, you build strength, fitness, and a better-looking body. 

Building strength in these muscles allows you to push your body and heavy objects, against the force of gravity. And the single best movement to improve pushing strength is the pushup.

The pushup is a skill. When you are first learning the pushup it is important you begin with a pushup variation appropriate to your current level of physical fitness. This means, you will begin with an easy pushup variation and progress towards more challenging push variations, ie: begin with mastering the wall or kneeling pushup before attempting the inverted pushup.


Choose a pushup variation that is easy for you. Master this movement pattern, then move on to more challenging pushing patterns. 

I invite you to practice your pushup skills for just 5 minutes, a couple days a week. Because, the more you practice, the better you will become. 

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