How to Do Push Ups  Step-by- Step Guide for Beginners

By Nidhi Singh

 Begin by getting into a plank position with your hands shoulder-width apart on the floor, fingers pointing forward.

Your wrists should be aligned with your shoulders, and your body should form a straight line from head to heels.

Tighten your abdominal muscles to maintain a straight line from your head to your heels.

Slowly lower your body towards the ground by bending your elbows. Keep your elbows close to your body.

Lower your chest until it's just an inch or two from the ground, nearly touching it, while keeping your upper arms parallel to the floor.

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Push through your palms and extend your arms to raise your body back up to the starting position.

Fully extend your elbows & exhale as you push up

Complete the desired number of repetitions. Start with what you can comfortably manage and gradually increase as you get stronger.

Tips: - Keep your head aligned with your spine  – Breathe regularly; don't hold your breath. – Beginners can start with knee push-ups; the same form rules apply. – Focus on a controlled, smooth movement during the exercise.