If you are curious as to why push ups are good for you then technically I could almost write a book telling you why they are, but for the sake of this article lets discuss the 3 major reasons why.
Check out the 3 benefits I have laid out before you below and hopefully you’ll start to engage in this tremendous body weight drill yourself.
Benefits Of The Push Up Exercise!
1. Muscular Strength: You may have thought that this one could go without saying, but its very true. You can absolutely get stronger from doing push ups because you are having to manage most of your own body resistance which isn’t easy to do. As a strength and conditioning professional I often laugh at people when I hear them say push ups are easy, yet no one likes doing them.
If this exercise is so “easy” then why don’t people just drop down and crank out 40 or 50 at the end of their work out. Another factor is that there are many ways to do push ups in order to make them even more of a challenge by manipulating your weight distribution. Push ups are great for strength.
2. Conditioning: Push ups are great for conditioning in both your cardiovascular and muscular fitness. If you are able to do 10 to 20 of these with a moderate level of exertion then you know that this will both get your heart rate going and pump your muscles full of blood. Either way you are getting a significant level of overall conditioning. This also helps to cut body fat too!