What muscles do push-up variations work?

Which muscles do pushups work?

  • chest muscle group, including the pectoralis major and pectoralis minor.
  • shoulder muscle group, including the deltoid major and deltoid minor.
  • upper and middle back muscles, including the latissimus dorsi, rhomboids, and trapeze muscles.
  • biceps, at the front of the upper arm.

Are pushups with exercise ball good?

Using the stability ball activates more core muscles than the standard floor push-up because you’re performing a push-up on an unstable surface. Using the unstable surface of the ball forces your abdominals to recruit more muscle fibers overall, giving you a more complete abdominal exercise.

What 4 muscles does the push-up work to strengthen?

In the standard pushup, the following muscles are targeted:

  • chest muscles, or pectorals.
  • shoulders, or deltoids.
  • back of your arms, or triceps.
  • abdominals.
  • the “wing” muscles directly under your armpit, called the serratus anterior.

What muscle is strengthened by sit ups *?

Sit-ups target the abdominal muscles, including rectus abdominis, external and internal obliques, iliopsoas and rectus femoris.

What do scapular push ups work?

The main muscle worked out during scapular push-ups is the serratus anterior muscle. The serratus anterior muscles are located on the left and right sides of your rib cage. These muscles help keep your shoulder blades flat against your upper back.

What is stability ball push ups?

Stability Ball Push-Up on Knees Kneel in front of the ball, keeping your torso and hips in a straight line while doing the push-up. Push your body up until your arms are almost straight (do not lock your elbows). Hold and balance for two seconds. Return slowly to the starting position and repeat.

What is stability push-up?

The Trunk Stability Push-Up Test (TSPU) is a variation of the push-up fitness test, used as part of the Functional Movement Screen (FMS). Participants are required to push up from the ground while keeping the body straight with no sagging. This is a test of core strength and trunk stability.

What kind of pushups work chest?

The conventional pushup is an effective and convenient way to build chest muscles, especially the pectoralis major centered by the sternum. To perform a correct pushup, begin with the hands slightly wider than the shoulders with the elbows straight.

What different types of push ups do?

Here’s a guide to the classic push-up and our 12 favorite variations, in more or less ascending order of difficulty.

  • Strict (Military) Push-Up. Previous.
  • Wide Hands Push-Up.
  • Triangle (Diamond) Push-Up.
  • Pike Push-Up.
  • Super (Hindu) Push-Up.
  • Staggered Hands Push-Up.
  • Sphinx Push-Up (Triceps Extension)
  • Spiderman (Side Kick) Push-Up.