push ups muscles worked
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…