Get your first full (not from knees) push-up

Get your first full (not from knees) push-up


All right, let me show
you how we help people get their first real
push-up with good form, and how you could do it too. So, I’m going to show you the
way we do it here at the gym. And then, if you stick
around later on the video, I’m going to show you how
you can do it at home too. One of the problems a lot of people have, if they can’t do a push-up
is they do the modified, “from the knees” push-up. That’s not the worst thing. But when you’re doing it from your knees, a lot of people find it’s too hard to then move to doing
them from their feet. They don’t have a core
strength to hold that position and it’s just too big a
jump, adding too much weight. So, a better way to do it is what we do here, using bands. So, we use bands to
help support your weight as you’re learning to do the push-ups. Now we have this full array of bands. We start people, if they are fairly heavy, they can
use something as thick as this orange band or these blue bands. And then, depending on your
body weight and your strength, you can then move down in band size as you get better and better
and need less support. So, that is the process we use and what we do, is with
our weight lifting racks, we take these pins and we’ll set them up one on each side take one of those bands put it across the pins and then we’re going to use that band right on our hips to support us as we do the push-up. I’ll do it this way so you can see. I put it across the hip, get myself in position and now I can do my push-up with that band helping to provide support. As you get stronger and
can do more repetitions with that band, take it off, put on one of the thinner bands. Eventually, you work your
way down to the thinnest band and you don’t need any bands
and you’re doing regular, unassisted push-ups with great form. Now, if you don’t belong to
an awesome gym like ours, with all this equipment
and all the expertise to guide you through that, you can still get similar bands and you can do this at home. It’s going to be a little bit harder but if you have some sort
of bar or attachment, maybe you have a pull
up bar in your house, you can take these bands, put it over, feed it through, and now you can do the same version putting your hips here on the band, get into position and doing it. Same thing. Do it until these get really easy and you can do a lot of
repetitions with this band, move down to a thinner
band for less support until you can get rid of the bands and just do regular, full form push-ups. That’s how we do it. That’s how you can do it. If you have any questions, give us a call, happy to help but I hope that gets you to your first good form, unassisted, not
from the knees push-up. See you guys!

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