I already had a challenge in mind for this week, but since I'm giving Slim Kickers a test run, I've joined one of the challenge posted, which is 20 normal push-ups a day. I copy and paste what is written for the challenge just so you know what to do.
For the next 7 days, do 20 normal pushups a day. Spread them out or do them all at once.
If you're looking to firm up your upper body and increase your chest muscle strength, this challenge will hit those goals head on. The 20 push-ups a day challenge is a great one for anyone to take and will only require about 3 minutes from your day. Let's look at what this challenge entails.
1. Why Push-Ups?Push-ups are the exercise of choice for this challenge because they are going to work multiple muscles at once and help to boost your metabolism, increasing your overall daily calorie burn.In addition to that, they'll firm up your arms, so if you feel like your arms are rather 'soft and flabby', this is a way to get past this.Push-ups can be done without any equipment as well, making them a fantastic option wherever you happen to be doing your workout. Or if you prefer, you can do them at any point in the day when you have a few spare seconds.
2. How To Properly Perform Push-UpsTo properly perform the push-up, you want to place the hands down beneath you about shoulder width apart. From there, bend at the elbows while keeping the back in alignment and lower yourself down until your sternum is almost touching the ground. Note that the body should stay in a straight line throughout this movement.Pause at the top and then press back up until the elbows are fully extended again. That completes one rep, so aim for ten before moving on.
3. Advanced Moves To ConsiderThe last thing to consider is the advanced moves that you can do to boost the intensity and see faster results. If you can do a regular push-up with ease, consider incline or decline push-ups.Place the hands or feet up on a bench behind you and push-up from there. Still not challenging enough?
Push-ups on an exercise ball is the way to go then. This exercise will really target every single muscle fiber deep within the chest muscle as it contracts to keep you stabilized. In addition to that, you'll also hit the abs to a very large extent with this exercise, which will help reduce the total time you have to spend doing crunches.
So get ready to give your upper body muscles a challenge. Aim for 20 a day and you'll feel a difference in as little as one week's time.
Until next time, see you around my friend =)