Push Ups Muscles Worked? What muscles are used in push ups? Can push ups build muscle? Let’s find out!
I am a big fan of push ups. They can be done from home, do not require any equipment, and give many different upper body parts an excellent workout.
I particuarly love the old school feel to push ups.
I always think back to the Rocky films with him training using push ups in old school basements and barns in the winter etc. Great stuff!
In this post we will look at what muscles are worked by push ups and how to use push ups to build muscle. I have also provided some cool YouTube videos to act as demonstrations.
Push Ups Muscles? Or Just Endurance?
If done in the typical way of performing 25 quick push up reps several times, then that will mainly focus on improved fitness and endurance. Although a toned, low fat body is a likely by product of this.
But if you want to build muscle from push ups I think you need to do things in a different way…
In this article we will look at 4 ways that you can make sure that you stay on track in your workout routine. These tips can be applied to any workout, whether you goal is to lose fat or to do bodybuilding without weights.
Consistency is key to a succesful longterm training regime. In our hectic lives we struggle to fit in our workouts in each week. When one day is skipped there is often a knock on effect resulting in more workout sessions to be skipped as well. As a result it is hard to get back on track.
To overcome this problem it is advised to pick 3 days per week for your workout days. And allocate a set time on each of these days to complete the workout. Stick to this system like your life depends on it. Getting into a weekly routine will make it second nature and you will find it easier to maintain.
Excercising can be boring especially when improvements to your body may take several weeks or months to really become visible. To make sure you keep on track you can try treating yourself every now and then as a reward.
Bodyweight Blast X is the bodyweight workout that I recommend for losing fat, building muscle and improving your fitness fast. It can be done from home and does not require any fancy equipment.
I have purchased the rights to another product called Home Office Warrior Workout, which I am giving away for free as a special bonus to people who purchase Bodyweight Blast X from my recommendation…
If you purchase the Bodyweight Blast X program based on my recommendation, I will give you the Home Office Warrior Workout for free to say thanks.
Click on my bonus link below to get onto the Bodyweight Blast X site before you make the purchase, and then come back and enter in your transaction ID to claim your bonus.
Home Office Warrior Workout
This set of videos is made by a pair of professional fitness trainers. They give you 7 days of workouts over 7 videos.
The workouts use bodyweight exercises, can be done from home, and only last around 10-15 minutes so are therefore perfect for people with a busy lifestyle.
It also makes a great addition to the Bodyweight Blast X program as a number of the exercises are also included in Bodyweight Blast X so you get to see them in action to make sure you are doing them properly (Bodyweight Blast X just gives you the photos, not videos).
The 7 workouts make great workouts in their own right and can be done in conjuction with the Bodyweight Blast X program.
It is also really enjoyable to watch as the fitness couple (Brock and Marta) are really friendly and it is fun to take part in the workouts with them.
I have started to really get into online fitness videos as I can see how the exercises are supposed to be done to make sure I am doing them properly. I also find that videos help get me more motivated and it feels like I have a workout partner to do the exercises with.
Bodyweight Blast X Bonus Promo Video
Here is a short 3 minute video to give you a taste of what to expect in the Home Office Workout series.
You also get a PDF guide which details the workouts and how to do them. This is great for quick reference, and also makes for a nice checklist.
Home Office Warrior Workouts
These are the workouts contained in the bonus product:
WORKOUT 1 – LEG BLAST
WORKOUT 2 – UPPER BODY STRENGTH TRAINING
WORKOUT 3 – CARDIO TRAINING
WORKOUT 4 – DYNAMIC UPPER BODY WORKOUT
WORKOUT 5 – DYNAMIC LOWER BODY WORKOUT
WORKOUT 6 – CORE WORKOUT
WORKOUT 7 – ISOMETRIC WORKOUT AND STRETCHING
Bodyweight Blast X Bonus Instructions
*** My bonus link: Click Here For Bodyweight Blast X ***
- Click on my link to get onto the official Bodyweight Blast X website to make the purchase (make sure that is the last link you click in order to get onto that site)
- Make your purchase
- Come back here and put in your transaction ID into the form below to claim your bonus (use the same email address as you registered to make the purchase of Bodyweight Blast X)
- Enjoy the bonuses!
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Hey there, my name is Adam and I run this blog to provide information on home workouts.
In this post I am going to talk about a home workout program that I use, in the hope that my experience can help you decide whether it is suitable for you or not.
Also, please do check out the special bonus offer I have of a home workout video series at the end of the post.
Who and what is this home workout suitable for?
- Muscle building
- Fat loss
- Increased fitness
- Sculpting a lean “beach body” type physique
- More energy and motivation in life
What does it involve?
The program comes in the format of an information packed PDF guide.
The bulk of the guide is the workout programs, which do not require any fancy equipment or a gym membership. They can all be done from home and all you need is your own bodyweight.
You get 50 workout programs in total, which range from 5 minute to 40 minute workouts designed for specific goals of fat burning, muscle building, abs toning etc.
There are pre-designed 30 day, 60 day and 90 day workouts for you to use and you can also mix and match the workouts to best suit your own goals.
A key aspect of the workout program is that you are continously mixing up the exercises and workouts used. This ensures that your body does not have time to adapt to the system to make sure the fat loss and muscle building continues.
What I really liked
I felt that I had received really good value for money just by reading the first section, even before reaching the workouts. The sections on motivation, supplements, dieting and sleeping were all very good reads in their own right.
I especially liked the motivational section as it really got me pumped up about taking on these workouts. It also puts things into perspective about what is important in life and by simply doing something that you enjoy like exercising daily, you can get a lot of happiness from it.
The variety of the exercises also really impressed me. In addition to the classics such as push-ups and squats, you also get exercises specific to muscle toning such as different types of “Planks” and swivel type push-ups etc.
I also like the isometric holds, which means you hold an exercise position for a certain amount of time instead of doing reps. The isometric holds are great for strengthening the core and enhancing muscle tone.
What I would improve
There is not much to complain about really, but if I was to pick a few things to include, I would like to see some more meal plans laid out in the diet section. There is a very valuable resource in there of the types of food to eat each day, but would be good to see more recipes that put these foods together.
Also, a number of the exercises use exercise straps, which I don’t currently own (but I intend to soon). This was not a problem as I just switched some exercises around, but would be good to have alternatives already provided in these cases.
Would I recommend it?
Yes, I recommend Bodyweight Blast X. I own it and would not recommend anything that I did not think would work. It is a very valuable bodyweight workout resource that you will be able to refer to time and time again.
Just don’t get overwhelmed with the quantity of workouts on offer. Stick to a few basic workouts using the pre-designed workout plans and then pick and chose other workouts to mix it up as you go along.
This will mean that I will get credit for referring you to this workout program.
To say thankyou for clicking on my link just before you go and make the purchase, I am offering the Home Office Warrior Workout video series for free.
Just enter your name, the email address you used to purchase Bodyweight Blast X, and your transaction ID and you will be be sent the videos and workout guide.
The Home Office Workout includes 7 home workouts, each lasting approximatley 15 minutes. No equipment is needed as they all use bodyweight exercises.
Click here for more information on this bonus product and how to claim it (opens in a new window).
It is a perfect compliment to Bodyweight Blast X as you get to see the exercises in action to make sure you are doing them correctly.
It is a fun set of videos made by 2 professional personal trainers (whom are also a couple). Here is my link:
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