are a wonderful exercise for tightening the whole body, especially the muscles of the arms, chest, back, abdomen. They are not to be neglected by either men or women, because they have many benefits and are a means not only of tightening and building muscles, but also of burning calories.
When done correctly, push-ups can help you sculpt your chest, triceps, shoulders, core, abs. All these muscle groups work in symbiosis while doing push-ups. The larger muscle groups you work, the more calories you burn. That's why push-ups are wonderful for this purpose.
A study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research and cited by he althdigest.com found that strength exercises, such as push-ups, squats, lunges, fall into the category of vigorous exercises, where you burn not so many calories during the exercise itself, but afterwards.
The key is in the correct execution of the exercise
In order to burn more calories in push-ups and any other exercise, it is very important to do it correctly. For this to be the case it is important to consciously engage the muscle groups involved in the performance. Do not relax your body or allow yourself to distort your posture. Tighten your abs, back, chest and arms while doing push-ups.
To properly perform push-ups, start from a high plank position. Place your hands under your shoulders, slightly to the side of them. The middle fingers should point straight ahead. When you lower your body down, it is important that your elbows are at a 45 degree angle to your body. As your chest approaches the floor, push back, being careful not to let your arms swing at the elbows, as this poses a risk of injury.
Tense all the muscle groups you know are involved in performing the exercise. This will make push-ups even more effective for burning calories and tightening muscles.
If you find it difficult to perform them from a high plank, you can always bend your legs at the knees and perform everything else as with standard supports.