Want Well-toned Flab-Free Arms Without doing push-ups?
Doing push ups every day may not be the cup of tea for many people for various reasons. This doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the many sculpting benefits you get from this all-found workout.
As noted in our earlier article on the benefits of push-ups, this exercise targets the shoulder, chest and triceps muscles, your entire core and in fact most of the major muscles of the body, in addition to toning the abs to make it possible for you to burn unwanted fat to give you a well-toned fitter body
If you are not a fan of press-ups but want to experience the great benefits of doing pushups every day, your goal will to include various exercises that will help you work those areas as listed above
Find below 7 various workouts aimed specifically at working your major muscles, to help you tone your arms and upper body as well as build up your strength.
Do these for a well-toned fitter body, with or without doing push-ups
#1 Resistance Band Chest Press
- Attach your band to a doorway and face away from the anchor point.
- Hold the handles with hands shoulder-width apart, fingertips facing down.
- Exhale as you press your hands straight out in front of you and soften your knees.
- Resist the band as you inhale while releasing your hands back to the start position.
- Do 3 sets of 8 reps.
#2 Triceps Dips
- Use a chair or bench and place your hands on the seat.
- Stretch your legs out and slide your bum off the chair so your feet and hands are supporting you.
- Lower yourself down until the chair touches your back.
- Press yourself upwards keeping your back straight.
- Do 3 sets of 10 reps.
#3 Chest Fly
- Holding dumbbells in each hand above you while lying flat on your back on a stability ball, slowly lower your arms to the side. Engage your core as you do so.
- Lift arms up and repeat.
- Do 3 sets of 10 reps.
#4 High Plank
- Start off lying face down on a mat with hands under your shoulders.
- Push up, tighten your core and bum muscles.
- Hold the plank for 15 seconds, relax and keep upping your time.
- Do 2 sets of 15 reps.
#5 Push Plank
- Start out in a forearm plank position.
- With toes and forearms on the ground, alternate from resting on your forearms to push-up position.
- Move back to the forearms while keeping you body flat.
- Do 3 sets of 20 reps.
#6 Walking Plank
- Start off in high plank position and “crawl” by moving your left foot, followed by your left and then the right foot and right hand.
- Go two paces and head back for another two paces to complete one rep.
- Do 3 sets of 5 reps.
#7 Suspension Rows
- Start with feet shoulder-width apart.
- Holding handles and facing away from the anchor, lower your upper body towards the floor.
- Pull your torso towards the handles until your chest reaches them, then ease back to starting position.
Do 3 sets of 10 reps.
Source: Body Rock