Push ups are a well known way of exercising and staying in perfect shape. Many people either think its too hard or not really necessary. I personally do at least 80 push ups a day and my chest went from chicken little to big guns in about 30 days. Push ups in fact help build strength and burn calories as well as build confidence. They work every muscle in your body, from your neck to your toes, also strengthening your chest, abs, shoulders and triceps.
Here are a few benefits of doing a few reps down below.
1. IT HELPS CREATE GREAT BALANCE AND STABILITY
Push-ups help improve your reaction time by helping to train your proprioceptive muscle fibers. These fibers are microscopic nerves that keep your body balanced. When you attempt a push-up these nerves are firing constantly in an effort to keep your body from tipping over. This trains them to respond more quickly to stimulation which aids your balance and speed.
2. IT WORKS OUT MULTIPLE MUSCLES AT A TIME
By working on a large number of muscles, push-ups help tremendously for a fitter you. Push-ups help you focus on your arms, abs and your lower body, all at the same time. They train your muscles to work together and become stronger. I work out my chest primarily because it was so flat for so long but I noticed my arms and abs look great also.
3. IT HELPS BUILD DENSITY IN YOUR MUSCLES
With age, you start to lose muscle density which alters the way in which your body uses and burns energy. One of the things exercise intends to do is maintain if not improve muscle density. This does not mean that you’ll see results with a few push-ups. You need to be consistent.
These are 3 benefits of doing push ups. Hope this was helpful, be sure to share with a friend in need!