Ufc Style Pushups

By: Jesse Miller

Each person has his own unique style of doing push-ups. Some satisfy their selves with doing push-ups the conventional way, which is parallel to the ground. Some even improvise and up their degree of resistance by putting a toolbox or any other pack to lift their feet. With elevating the feet, not only is the push-up a lot harder but it also increases the weights carried on both arms.

In the recent years, another invention to make one's push-up experience a little different is the addition of push up stands. The purpose of these added equipments is to elevate even the hands making room for a superior effect for the pecs. These are called the push up stands. It is practically an arc that would fit the ground and serve as holding bars for the ones about to do push ups.

In using this apparatus, one must first measure the exact distance of his arms every time he does push ups. He will then place the stands on their designated places on the floor or on the ground. He will assume the push up position that is, making his body parallel to the ground. He will then raise his hands into the grips in both stands and assume a slanting position about a 15-degree angle relative to the ground.

Upon starting his push up, he will elevate his body to the point of hyper-extending both of his hands. He will then push his body back to the ground not only to the level of his hands but even extending to the grounds or up to his level of resistance. He will repeat this process to as much as he would want or according to his designated push-up limit as prescribed by his trainer.

The idea of extending the push beyond the hands is to create the same level of resistance like when one is hyperextending even in his supposed to be relaxed state. This will serve double purpose to the pecks and arm muscles because both muscle groups are not only compressed but are also stretched while doing one whole round of push up.

Whether doing a regular push ups or with the aid of stands, one must realize that the muscles can only bear a certain level of threshold in stretching or compressing. We are avoiding the overuse of these muscles because when they are overstretched, they end up being unusable. In addition, the degree of pain of overextended muscles can hamper a normal functioning of an individual.

Of course, with each exercise we do, we do not intend to inflict harm to ourselves. Let us be aware of our limits and we have to make sure to do warm up exercises for a smooth sailing exercise regimen.

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