- Abs and Core
- Hips & Buttocks
- Upper-body strength
- Trunk, hip and leg stability
The push up is a great upper-body exercise. When performed often, it develops strength and endurance in the chest, shoulders, and triceps. Performing push-ups with a resistance band increases the difficulty of the exercise. If you’ve been leaving the push-up out of your upper-body workout because it’s too easy, add the resistance band and you’ll be surprised at the results. The exercise is fun to perform and feels good on the upper-body muscles. Best of all you can do push-ups anywhere.
- Wrap the elastic band around your upper back
- Secure both ends of the band in your hands
- Get into a pushups position
- Keep your head, neck, and body aligned in a straight line.
- Lower yourself as far as you can by bending your arms.
- Push back up to the top.
- Dropping the head
- Letting the body sag, especially the low back
- Holding the hips up too high