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Pushups For People Who Can't Do Pushups

Updated on September 9, 2014

Pushup Paula says YES, YOU CAN DO PUSHUPS!

Even if you've never done pushups before, even if you think you are too old, too out of shape, too weak, too tired, too bored, even if you think pushups aren't for genteel ladies and gentlemen, even if you would rather be eating chocolate and drinking white wine, Pushup Paula says YOu CAN do pushups and pushups are GOOD for you.

It's a matter of starting where you are and working up to greater success.

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What's so Great About Pushups?

Pushup Paula says Pushups Build Body Strength

Pushup Paula says: "Oh my goodness. Many fitness aficionados claim that pushups are the single most important exercise for total body fitness? "

Paula says that pushups probably work more muscles of the body than any other strength building exercise. When you look at someone performing a pushup, you can see that he or she is working muscles in the arms, shoulders and back. You may not realize it by looking, but they are also working the highly critical core muscles that keep the body upright and protect the inner organs. In the regular pushup, the legs are getting a workout also!

Pushups are sufficiently important that almost all fitness workouts incorporate pushups in one form or another Even Hatha Yoga and Pilates have their own version of pushups.

Many fitness professionals and personal trainers say if you have only time or energy for a short workout, the three most important exercises to do are pushups, squats and abdominal crunches.

Pushup Bars
Pushup Bars

If Pushups Hurt Your Wrists

Use Pushup Bars for Protection

Tip: If your wrists hurt when you do pushups, consider using hand props as demonstrated in the video. The hand thingies are not just for jocks. They're a protective device for anyone, even beginners. In fact, they may be even more beneficial to beginners because they help those with weak wrists.

Turns out they're not actually called hand thingies. Fitness people call them Push -up Bars

Doing Wall Pushups
Doing Wall Pushups

Start with Wall Pushups

Start Building up the Muscles

Pushup Paula has met people who cannot do even one pushup. As a matter of fact, she has met people who cannot even do a Girlie Pushup!

"No Problem," says Pushup Paula. "Just start building up your strength by doing wall pushups. Even pregnant women can do wall pushups without worries.

To do a wall pushup, stand about two feet away from the wall. Stretch your arms out and place your palms on the wall, straight ahead of you. The fingers should be pointing upwards. Lean forward, bending your elbows out to the side but keeping your fingers pointing upwards. Come close to the wall so your nose is almost touching. Push yourself back to the starting position.

If this is too difficult, move closer to the wall. If it is too easy, move farther away from the wall. Repeat the movement above eight times. Do three sets of eight Do this daily, gradually increasing until you can easily do three sets of fifteen. At that time, you are ready to move along to doing Girlile Pushups.

You can also do this movement against the sides of a swimming pool. It's a good addition to a water exercise class.

Girlie Pushups
Girlie Pushups

Next Step: Girlie Pushups

If Wall Pushups are Too Easy

Pushup Paula has observed her wussiest students move up to doing Girlie Pushups, so she knows for sure it is possible.

To do a Girlie Pushup, lie on your stomach on the floor. Bend your knees so your shins are at a 90 degree angle. Place your hands palms down on the floor roughly beside your ears. The fingers point forward. The elbows reach out to each side.

Holding your body tight (this is where the core muscles come into play), push your body upwards and off the floor. Lower the body back down as far as you can go. Your body should not touch the floor, however. Repeat, doing sets and reps the same as you did with the wall pushups.

The wider apart your hands are positioned, the easier it will be. Adjust accordingly, gradually working it so your hands move closer to your body.

Lower your body as far down as you can go. If at first you cannot go low enough, do the best you can. The low position will come in time. When you can do this correctly and for several sets, move on to the regular pushup.

You can also perform a similar movement in the swimming pool. Go to deep water, place your hands on the top of the pool (not the sides, as in wall pushups). Haul yourself upwards and attempt to straighten your arms

The Perfect Pushup Video Demonstration - Avoid Pushup Injuries

Pushup Paula likes this man's approach. He demonstrates how to do girlie pushups and floor pushups the right way so you avoid injury to joints. This is his video for complete beginners. He has pushup videos for the advanced people at his web site. Plus, he's great eye candy. Paula urges you to watch the video.

Floor Pushups
Floor Pushups

Final Step: Floor Pushups

Pushup Paula says you start floor pushups (aka men's pushups) from the same floor position that you use to start your girlie pushups. Instead of bending at the knees, you tuck your toes under and lift your body from that position.

For some unknown reason, fitness converts take great pride in doing 100 pushups at a time. Pushup Polly suspects that many reading this message are snickering at the very notion of doing 100 pushups. Maybe later.

Pushups Workout on the Stability Ball - An Alternative Way to do Pushups

Pushup Paula thinks doing pushups on the Stability Ball is a fun way to add variety to your workouts. In this video, a perky young woman demonstrates an advanced position on the ball. When you are finished laughing and saying, "Never in this lifetime," remember that there is a beginners position on the ball as well. The rule of thumb is this: The closer the ball is to your feet, the harder the exercise will be. Just move around on the ball until your middle is positioned over the ball and your feet stick out behind. When you are in a position that allows you to perform the pushups, proceed. As you improve in time, reposition yourself accordingly.

Shop for Stability Balls at Amazon - A Great Pushup Prop

Professional Stability Ball by GoFit
Professional Stability Ball by GoFit

Stability balls are excellent exercise props. As you saw in the video above, doing pushup workouts on these balls is both fun and effective. Because you have the added challenge of keeping your balance, you work out your core muscles even more than in regular pushups.

Pushups aren't the only exercise you can do on a ball. The DVD included shows many others.

Also, if you spend much of your day at a computer, sitting on a stability ball periodically throughout the day is a wonderful way to improve posture and balance as well as strengthening back and core muscles.

 

Good Excuses for Not Doing Pushups - In Case You Run Out

Pushup Paula has heard it all when it comes to excuses for not doing pushups or other exercise. She is confident that you have plenty of good excuses of your own. However, in case you run out, you might borrow from celebs and other famous people.

Here's a dozen to get you started.

  1. I get my exercise acting as pallbearer to my friends who exercise. ~Chauncey Depew, also sometimes attributed in slightly different wording to Mark Twain
  2. I really don't think I need buns of steel. I'd be happy with buns of cinnamon. ~Ellen DeGeneres
  3. My idea of exercise is a good brisk sit. ~Phyllis Diller
  4. Aerobics: a series of strenuous exercises which help convert fats, sugars, and starches into aches, pains, and cramps. ~Author Unknown
  5. Exercise is a dirty word. Every time I hear it, I wash my mouth out with chocolate. ~Author Unknown
  6. I consider exercise vulgar. It makes people smell. ~Alec Yuill Thornton
  7. I believe that the Good Lord gave us a finite number of heartbeats and I'm damned if I'm going to use up mine running up and down a street. ~Neil Armstrong on jogging, in an interview with Walter Cronkite
  8. I am pushing sixty. That is enough exercise for me. ~Mark Twain
  9. Exercise is the yuppie version of bulimia. ~Barbara Ehrenreich
  10. Whenever I feel like exercise, I lie down until the feeling passes. ~Robert M. Hutchins
  11. The word aerobics came about when the gym instructors got together and said, "If we're going to charge $10 an hour, we can't call it jumping up and down." ~Rita Rudner
  12. Walking isn't a lost art: one must, by some means, get to the garage. ~ Evan Esar

Who is Pushup Paula?

Yeah, but who is she REALLY?

Pushup Paula is LOOSELY based on a gal who uses a different alias in real life. I'm not about to blow her cover. She teaches a martial art, fer heaven's sakes. My mamma didn't raise no idiots.

However, if you would like a clue, I invite you to visit the following link: North Shore Tai Chi Spirit

If you happen to live in Metro Vancouver, drop in to one of the classes. Mention the code words "Pushup Paula" and you'll get a warm welcome (I'm almost sure.)

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      Atomizer 

      3 years ago

      In the Army now. Can't even do one proper push up where my chest is just an inch off the ground. Hope I get there one day...

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      Merry Citarella 

      4 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Looks great over here! Maybe I will try the wall pushups. I can't even get myself out walking though. Too hooked up to the computer. Perhaps this will inspire me! Enjoyed.

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      Elyn MacInnis 

      4 years ago from Shanghai, China

      Love the excuses, and love the idea of doing them on a wall...

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      Donna Cook 

      4 years ago

      Great lens! Wall pushups are enough for me.

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      TedWritesStuff 

      4 years ago

      I'm about to progress from wall pushups to girlie pushups... too many years of beer and pizza!

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      Heidi Vincent 

      4 years ago from GRENADA

      Fun and very effective exercise kens, nightcats!

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      MEDerby 

      4 years ago

      You inspired me to try. It's been too long. I can only manage the girl pushups, but your lens was so much fun I'm determined to keep going.

    • junecampbell profile imageAUTHOR

      June Campbell 

      4 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @Adventuretravels: Thanks. Yes, they are hard. I agree.

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      Giovanna 

      4 years ago from UK

      I suppose I could start doing these too... but I don't like them at all they are really hard -even the girl ones!! lol Great lens.

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      TanoCalvenoa 

      4 years ago

      Push ups hurt my wrists, so I do them on my knuckles (martial artists often do this).

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      TerriCarr 

      4 years ago

      Really fantastic lens. Well written and FUNNY! I am working on plank poses (front and side) every day for 30 days and I can feel myself getting stronger. Maybe after I get comfortable with side plank, I will move on to a push up 30 day challenge.

    • junecampbell profile imageAUTHOR

      June Campbell 

      5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @shay-marie: Pushup Paula is greatly impressed. Thanks for visiting.

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      Shay Marie 

      5 years ago from Southern California

      My husband is one of those nuts that does 100+ pushups every day. It's much cheaper than a gym membership!

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      Dawn 

      5 years ago from Maryland, USA

      fun lens!

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      pcblogger lm 

      5 years ago

      Great lens.. enjoyed reading

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      Stanley Green 

      5 years ago from Czech Republic

      I love pushups... It is my favorite exercise, because they help to shape flat belly...

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      I am weak boy just of 19year old i can not do pushup but now i get imspired

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      I am weak boy just of 19year old i can not do pushup but now i get imspired

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      Meganhere 

      5 years ago

      This made me laugh.

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      dudokdudok 

      5 years ago

      Hilarious! Loved this lens. Perhaps it persuaded me to start with pushups again. I hope. Thanks Paula!

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      L Olson 

      5 years ago from Northern Arizona

      I love this article, like it was written for me! Now, I WILL start on my push up program since you blew my excuse that they only helped the arms and shoulders!

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      thingz1 

      5 years ago

      Great tips. Thanks.

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      LilyBird 

      5 years ago

      I injured my shoulder years ago and a muscle guy at the gym told me the best way to get shoulders in shape is push ups. I started with wall push ups, then counter push ups, then girlie push ups and my shoulders are in great shape. Floor push ups are next! Thanks for the video.

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      NibsyNell 

      5 years ago

      Those push up bars are just what I need! Thanks for the great advice. :)

    • junecampbell profile imageAUTHOR

      June Campbell 

      5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @NibsyNell: Thanks for visiting.

    • junecampbell profile imageAUTHOR

      June Campbell 

      5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @InfoCoop: It is amazing what we can do if we start small and build up,.

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      InfoCoop 

      5 years ago

      Great lens. I started 2 years ago and could only do one real push up. Kept at it daily and added one push-up per week until I could 50 at a time. Slow ans steady really does work.

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      Virginia Allain 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      I wasn't really considering doing pushups but your title caught my attention. I read every word and am even considering trying some wall pushups. Don't want to be a wuss all my life.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Thanxx:)

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Thanxx:)

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      Tasha Marie 

      5 years ago from Mahomet, Illinois

      I love this! This is great! Thanks for sharing!

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      Mary Norton 

      5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I had been wanting to do this. I will first try the wall push up. Thanks for sharing.

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      kimark421 

      5 years ago

      Great lens. Pushups are one of the best exercises to hit many different muscle groups. Thanks for sharing!

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      i might start doing pushups right now !

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      bengraham 

      5 years ago

      very helpful article- doing push ups on a swiss ball is a great idea, helps promote balance and core stability

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      cjbmeb14 lm 

      5 years ago

      Liked to your idea of wall push ups then leading up to girlie push ups.

      Thanks for the info.

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      LouisaDembul 

      5 years ago

      I have been stuck on the girlie push up trick for about a hundred years. At least it's better than nothing....:)

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      Melissa Miotke 

      5 years ago from Arizona

      I can actually manage a couple real push ups since we do the plank in our yoga practice but some of these other methods would help me last longer;)

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      maryseena 

      5 years ago

      Thanks to you I have found the perfect on for me - wall push up. I am not pregnant, mind you!

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      i Dia1 

      5 years ago

      I haven't done push-ups in years. I'd have to start with the wall push-ups. Thanks for the ideas.

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      blancaverome 

      5 years ago

      I wasn't able to do pushups after I had a C-section with my son for nearly a year. Then I just never got back into it. Definitely need to start again!

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      June Campbell 

      5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @sstock93 lm: Yes, you can often see results quickly,which is encouraging.

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      sstock93 lm 

      5 years ago

      Great info on Pushups. I recently started doing pushups just about every night. It is amazing how fast you can build your strength up.

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      June Campbell 

      5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @jillian22: Pushup Paula thinks ALL pushups are difficult to master. :-)

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      jillian22 

      5 years ago

      pushups using the exercise ball are difficult to master

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      June Campbell 

      5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @Gypzeerose: Wow, thanks!!!!!!!!

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      Rose Jones 

      5 years ago

      Really enjoyed your lens - you have inspired me to try to do pushups! Pinned to my fitness and exercise board and blessed.

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      June Campbell 

      5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @anonymous: Thank you!

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      I got to start doing these again. Excellent write up.

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      June Campbell 

      5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @PennyHowe: Oh well, since you're on the floor anyway, you may as well do a few extra pushups.

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      PennyHowe 

      5 years ago

      If I lay on the floor I may not get up again! Thanks for your helpful exercises.

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      RosaMorelli 

      5 years ago

      I love your extremely useful and healthy module regarding exercise excuses. I can manage a single push-up on a Monday morning, by which means I persuade myself that the rest of the working week will, by comparison, be an absolute breeze :)

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      Tony Bonura 

      5 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

      Thanks for the tips. My doc tells me I need to exercise, but in the same breath almost tells me not to do the traditional exercises I'm used to doing. This should solve that problem.

      TonyB

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      THANKS! Why can't I do a push-up? Why was I born without triceps? I started Insanity 3 days ago. I WILL have the ability to do boy push ups by Christmas!!

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      June Campbell 

      6 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @CristianStan: Some days they sound valid to me too! LOL

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      CristianStan 

      6 years ago

      Hahaha. Very funny excuses. I admit I don't do push ups. Why? The excuses sound valid to me :) ...

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      June Campbell 

      6 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @anonymous: My cat weighs 17 pounds or more. Bench pressing him is not a small matter. LOL

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      good article and well written, made me giggle, yes i did bench press the cat this morning! :)

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      Eileen 

      6 years ago from Western Cape , South Africa

      What a great lens .... so encouraging ; now excuse now !

    • junecampbell profile imageAUTHOR

      June Campbell 

      6 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @ReviewsfromSandy: Finger lifts? Oh, good start. Well done! LOL

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      Sandy Mertens 

      6 years ago from Wisconsin

      I do finger lifts every day. Need to work on the rest.

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      Joanne Reid 

      6 years ago from Prince Edward Island/Arizona

      Brilliant! Love this -- and I am starting with wall pushups!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      I can do 3 girlie ones now!!! LOL!

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      June Campbell 

      6 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @anonymous: Many thanks Tipi. It is always lovely to have a visit from you.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Challenging when I have fibromyalgia to even do the simplest push ups, but you know what ... even if I can only do 1 to 5 a day, its been helping. Thank you for the encouragement to do what I can. - Refreshed the blessing and posted to FaceBook. :)

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      June Campbell 

      6 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @Scarlettohairy: I also lift a cat. My baby weighs 17 pounds, so its almost like exercise to cart him around. LOL

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      Peggy Hazelwood 

      6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Love all the good excuses. I can relate. I do lift a cat every now and then so I'm sort of in training.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      o_o i can't do a push-upâ¦â¦ hmm⦠i need to start step one!

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      June Campbell 

      6 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @ForestBear LM: Thanks for visiting and commenting.

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      ForestBear LM 

      6 years ago

      Great lens, push-ups are so good for the body. Thank you for sharing

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      June Campbell 

      6 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @KellyMediaBest LM: Thank for stopping by and commenting.

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      KellyMediaBest LM 

      6 years ago

      Push-ups ARE some of the best strength exercises that benefit almost every part of your body (if you do them in the right way, of course). They can get your heart beat up if you do enough of them in a row, and they strengthen and build lean muscles. Those quotes are pretty funny! Except for the bulimia one :/

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      June Campbell 

      6 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @Cari Kay 11: Too bad, but then I guess you were well compensated with two adorable babies!

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      Kay 

      6 years ago

      I am former military and used to really rock those pushups but after two c-sections, I had to switch to girlie ones :)

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      June Campbell 

      6 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @anonymous: Well, pushups will tone your arm muscles and if you lose 20 pounds, that should take off some of the underarm flub. But in my experience, if you are over a certain age and have batwings, they are usually pretty persistent. That's why many women resort to cosmetic surgery.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      I have really bad knees and wrists so push ups can be quite difficult for me. I do however like doing wall pushups. I'm trying to lose 20 lbs for my best friends wedding and have started doing wall push ups to tone my arms. Will they help me get rid of that dreaded back of the arm flub?

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      June Campbell 

      6 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @Lady Lorelei: Thanks for sharing that information. I am sorry to hear of your illness but I am happy that you are dealing with it through exercise and persistence.

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      June Campbell 

      6 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @jlshernandez: I have never been able to do the men's style pushups myself. I do the simpler ones instead. I am certain that you benefit from pushups at any level.

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      6 years ago from Canada

      I suffer from a rare muscular illness so I have extreme muscle weakness. When I am in stronger periods then wall pushups are one of the exercises that I use to regain muscle. They are also great for trimming the tummy and firming the bustline and that is pretty nice.

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      jlshernandez 

      6 years ago

      This was a fun lens that motivated me again to start doing pushups. It seems like I cannot even carry my own weight. But with the simple pushups you have illustrated, I can work my way up. Thanks for sharing.

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      June Campbell 

      6 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @kmyangel: Thanks, I will check that out.

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      June Campbell 

      6 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @CelebStyle LM: I think New Years Resolutions are flexible. You can start them any time. LOL

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      kmyangel 

      6 years ago

      I love to workout either jogging or home workouts, I even did a lens with free workout videos if you are interested!

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      CelebStyle LM 

      6 years ago

      Great way to start out slow and easy and work your way up...wonder if I can start a new years resolution in July?

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      CristianStan 

      6 years ago

      I can't remember my last pushup, I should start going to the gym again, another thing to add on my to do list :)

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      June Campbell 

      6 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @LynetteBell: Good! Thanks for visiting.

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      LynetteBell 

      6 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      Really nice lens...think I might be able to do the wall pushup!

    • junecampbell profile imageAUTHOR

      June Campbell 

      6 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @StewartClan: Thank you! And thanks for visiting.

    • junecampbell profile imageAUTHOR

      June Campbell 

      6 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @StewartClan: Thank you! And thanks for visiting.

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      StewartClan 

      6 years ago

      Hello, I really loved this lens. It is nice to see someone taking a more lighthearted view of exercise. We know we have to do it - and we can still laugh at it! I am going to have another go at push-ups after reading this lens. I like the look of that ball pushup idea too! I liked this lens!

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      rongreenwood 

      6 years ago

      Haha... I can't push up until now, because my stomach is very big..

      i think, i should to loss weight first, and i use kettlebell workouts program now. But, this Lens is great. Step-by-step make me know everythink about the basic of push up.

      Thanks for the info..!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Very cool presentation! But pls can you just explain dis section--->"You can also perform a similar movement in the swimming pool. Go to deep water, place your hands on the top of the pool (not the sides, as in wall pushups). Haul yourself upwards and attempt to straighten your arms" a lil further 4 my understanding. Thanks! Nice Job

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      JoshK47 

      6 years ago

      Excellent lens - very well presented with awesome info! Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      ottoblotto 

      6 years ago

      Entertaining and well written.

    • junecampbell profile imageAUTHOR

      June Campbell 

      6 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @MelanieMurphyMyer: Thanks for visiting! Girlie push ups are just great.

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      MelanieMurphyMyer 

      6 years ago

      What a great lens! Made me smile. :) When I do push-ups, they are always wall push-ups. But I did earn the Presidential Fitness Award back in high school many moons ago, and that required girlie push-ups. :)

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      June Campbell 

      6 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @imThemis: Yep, It works, too.

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      imThemis 

      6 years ago

      What an interesting approach to push-ups!

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      Linda Pogue 

      6 years ago from Missouri

      I am working up to girlie push-ups. May take a while, though. Blessings!

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