Chest Squeeze Pushup

Nowadays, our lives are filled with work and pressure that we never get any time to flex our muscles and exercise our body. There is no shame in admitting that we have become lazy and going to the gym might become a distant dream of our past. But you do need to keep in mind that without going to the gym, you cannot get well toned muscles and chiseled body.

If you do want to get your life on track and build a healthy body, then it is high time that you start to perform some push up and workout tips to get into shape. There will be various and advanced machines at the gym, but you need to remember that nothing can be quite effective when the own body weight of the individual is used. In the olden days, Olympians and sporting personalities never had chest press and abs creating machines in those days. So, getting back to the basics will definitely help in getting faster and better results.

One may not realize that there are many variations and ways of doing a push-up but one must keep in the mind the important aspect which is that there is a proper form in doing it. It is important that the form you have must be proper and the push-ups that you do have to be done in a perfect manner so that you may get optimum results. While doing the push up, make sure that your hands are a bit wider from the shoulder and width apart. Here, you need to remember that your hands positioning has to be in different angles in case you want to pump up your chest.

You could start first by keeping your hands faced straight up. Here you need to ensure that your middle finger has to be pointed straight. You can make your feet touch the ground if you want to do a more advanced exercise or you can make your shoulders apart for getting more stability. In addition, while doing the push up, you must ensure that your butt is not sticking right up in the air. One easy way to prevent it is to clench the butt and try to squeeze in the abdominal muscles while exercising. After that you have to reduce the body weight and make the body in alignment like on a straight line. Then you have to slowly push the body back into the controlled manner.

Some of the common pushups are –


This is a kind of push up which is very much similar to the standard one, but with the slight difference that you have to keep or place your arms well tucked under the chest and slowly push with the help of the triceps.


This is the most common push up which you have to do. Here you need to start the exercising while being in the standard position, keeping your hands facing in a straightforward manner and the feet has to be somewhat between the shoulder width apart. It depends on the comfortable position that you want.

One Arm

This is one of the most toughest push up as here you would be pushing up all your weight with the help of one arm. Rather than the standard push up where you use two of your arms, here you keep one arm tucked behind your back and perform it like a normal pushup.
To know more, you could always ask your gym in charge or any body builders.


Saravavan Nadarajan (Vanan)

Vanan, fitness expert and leader at EzFit Singapore, specializes in holistic training—home-based, boot camps, and corporate fitness—with over a decade of industry experience.