Push Ups—do them!
It’s no secret that one of the main components of the Latter-day Morning is including morning exercise at the start of your day.
In fact, in the book I often mention one of the most well-known exercises, the push up, as my go to exercise when I need to squeeze something in real quick.
I love push ups! You can do them in almost any situation, you can do them quickly, and you can do a bunch of them at one time. Perhaps the best reason to do them is that you can do them without changing or putting on shoes (at least, that’s why I do them).
Note: If you’re just a beginner or have never done a push up before, then you’ll have to wait until I make a beginner post.
Proper Push Up Form
- Get in to “your form” and then adjust your arms and hands so that your hands are slightly wider than a shoulder-width apart
- Open your hands so that they cover a lot of area. You don’t have to force it, just be relaxed and spread your fingers apart.
- Set up your feet in a way that is comfortable to you: there is really no right or wrong way to do this.
- Think of your body as one straight line from head to heels. That means no dipping in butt.
- Look slightly forward, not completely downwards.
- At the top of your push up, make your arms straight. You don’t have to lock your elbows.
- Let your body down and make your chest go as close to the floor as possible. If your chest touches, even better! Just don’t rest on the ground.
- Then while pushing up, make sure your elbows aren’t flared too far out, and make sure that they are pointing the same way.
Here are a few pictures illustrating proper push up form. Good luck!