Push ups are probably the most known exercise there is. They are utilised as a great upper body and core bodyweight exercise increasing your strength, power and muscle tone. The main muscles involved include your chest (Pectoralis), arms (bicep and tricep), shoulders (anterior deltoids) and your core (abdominals). Completing a push up may still be a struggle for many of you. If this is the case please look at completing a standard push up before trying to achieve any push up progressions. However, if you are already a master of the push up then these progressions will be guaranteed to give you the challenge you are looking for. Of course, these exercises will also have increased their functional purpose so don’t expect just your chest to be sore after this.
Before completing any of these exercises, I must advise again that you first be completely confident in your ability to complete a standard push up as completing any of these without the required strength will likely end up with you injuring yourself!