The push up is a common strength training exercise performed in a prone position, by lying horizontally with face down, raising and lowering the body using the arms. Push ups are a basic exercise used in athletic training or physical education training. Push up's help to improve the pectoral muscles and triceps.They help to train the midsection of the body while strengthening the core.
If you are new to this exercise and you do not have the strength to perform it, you can either bend your legs at the knees to take off resistance or perform the exercise against the wall instead of the floor. For the experienced lifters, you can place your feet on a high surface like bench to increase the resistance and target the upper chest. You should inhale while lowering and exhale while raising during a push up. Always maintain a rhythm while breathing.