Mercola Peak Fitness: Perfect Push-Ups Part 1/2

http://fitness.mercola.com/sites/fitness/archive/2011/04/08/for-killer-abs-try-some–pushups.aspx?x_cid=youtube Darin Steen of Mercola.com demonstrates push-up variations that will help strengthen the abdominal muscles. Part 1

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18 Responses to Mercola Peak Fitness: Perfect Push-Ups Part 1/2

  1. Pattie Arnold says:

    Thanks for showing the wall push-ups. For those of us who have injuries it's a great alternative.

  2. Peace and Love says:

    Your abdominals are part of your body’s 29 core muscles, which are located mostly in your back, abdomen and pelvis. This group of muscles provides the foundation for movement throughout your entire body, and strengthening them can help protect and support your back, make your spine and body less prone to injury and help you gain greater balance and stability.

    When you build your ab muscles, it’s like developing an internal corset that holds your gut in. By doing so, you help stabilize your spine, vertebrae and discs, which in turn can significantly reduce back pain and make it easier for you to lift heavy items, twist and turn and perform the movements required for a full life. Having a strong abdominal wall is very important for optimal body movement and gets increasingly more important with advancing age. http://wisemindhealthybody.com/dr-mercola/ways-to-shrink-your-belly/4/

  3. S4ND3L says:

    Wow.. Why spend money at the gym. With the right attitude and motivation all you need is your own body weight to work out.

  4. Jarmo Warvelin says:

    Thumbs up!

  5. Shab MP says:

    Nice explanation and I really like the way Darin Steen presents it.
    Perfect fitness Instructor 🙂

    I had learned the right breathing technique while performing push-ups.

    Thanks to Darin Steen demonstration!

  6. mitch persaud says:

    great video

  7. mitch persaud says:

    thumbs up for this guy! best video on push up tutorials. good job

  8. wattsy says:

    I just want to say what a fantastic video.
    When someone makes a video of this quality I do not understand how anyone can dislike. I know its only 7 but I really don't see what there is too dislike, its perfect.

    Thanks

  9. thatstheguy07 says:

    A good tip for push ups is to imagine, on your way up, that you are pushing the earth away from you. Keep that in mind, and then push up. You get a lot more tension in the pecs.

    Also, with that in mind, you could also act as if, or imagine your trying to bring your hands together, so you get even more tension in those muscles.

    Try it! Lots more muscle fiber recruitment 😉

  10. johnwboston says:

    Very helpful, i appreciate the science paired with demonstration.

  11. humanyoda says:

    Popular expressions such as "nice and…" (e.g. nice and tight, nice and straight) are silly because "nice" is vague and doesn't convey any useful information. "Straight", "tight", etc. do.

  12. Shyskillz says:

    this is the most informative viid ive found.

  13. outofthisswirled says:

    Great vid but you can shoot a canon out of a canoe BUT only once.

  14. Hells2TheYea says:

    When he's talking about the push ups, it's confusing. They don't look any different… The rest is great though. I only did a few of each (as he was showing) and my chest, arms, and abs are killing me two days later.

  15. DOHC2L says:

    Why is this posted in News & Politics?

  16. noelsoong777 says:

    Thanks!

  17. SupaKaream says:

    Definitely gonna replace this with my regular pushups

  18. Darren Chen says:

    best video on pushups ever!

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