How to Do Push-ups to Gain Strength & Muscle

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Doing push-ups is a great way to both gain strength and add muscle all around your body. See how to do push-ups to gain strength and muscle with help from a certified personal trainer in this free video clip.

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Hi, this is Jason Morgan with Muscleworx Fitness in Carolina Beach, North Carolina. Today, we are going to discuss variations of the push-up so you can gain strength and muscle. One of the best exercises that you can do to gain strength and muscle is a push-up. There are a ton of different variations of the push-up that you can do. And as you become more advanced and your fitness level increases you can throw all kinds of different movements and tricks, and variations in to get different results from being. A plyometric push-up to increase the strength of your stability and connective tissues. All the way up to increasing the resistance by changing your feet position or the height of your feet through the movement. From a modified push-up for a beginner starting out utilizing your hands as support and being on your knees all the way up to the triple clap push-up, which is an extremely advanced movement. That's a plyometric movement to where you are actually increasing the heart rate and the speed, and the explosive nature of the push-up simply by having to get enough height to be able to clap your hands across your body three times before hitting the bottom portion of the movement. One of the most beneficial things about push-ups is that they can be performed anywhere. As long as you can extend your body and you have space enough to do that, you can perform a push-up without any added equipment. Without the expense of a gym membership or anything that you need as far as any out of pocket money goes. These, you are utilizing your body weight as a resistance. And that's what's going to help you build strength, increase your mass and give you the most bang for your buck. Please remember these tips are just to provide basic information. Always consult with your health care provider and a fitness consultant before beginning any diet or exercise program.

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