How to do the Push UpTo complete a pushup start by lying face down on the ground with your hands out to the side (a bit wider than shoulder width). Now with your arms slightly bent, and your knees straight (or knees on the ground for easier ones) lower your torso keeping your head up. breathe out on the way up and in on the way down.
Spotter Information:A spotter can be used for motivation
Push Up Variations
These are the muscles , equipment and categories of this exercise.
- PRIMARY: Chest
- Anterior Deltoids
- Pectoralis Major
Averages for MyFit UsersThe table below represents data from over 200,000 exercise logs and gives us an average for this exercise.
|Average Weight Lifted||Average Reps||One Rep Max Average|
|25.7 lbs||18||49.6 lbs|
What is a good starting weight?
Based on an average weight lifted of 25.7 lbs for all MyFit users we suggest you start at 50% of that weight: