Push ups are a great form ofexercisefor several reasons. First, a push up is something that anyone can do whether or not they have money to spend onfitnessequipment. Second, they do not require any extra skills, making them a possible form of exercise/weight training for anyone. Third, the results of consistent push ups are visible after a relatively short period of time. Aside from these obvious benefits of push ups, there a number of non-obvious reasons you should consider adding them to your routine.
Full Body Workout
Many people don't realize just how many parts of the body a push up affects. But, when you break down the physics of a push up, you get a better picture of how beneficial they are for your entire body. For example, push ups work your fingers and hands, biceps, triceps, shoulders and forearms, upper and lower back and even your abdominal muscles. In addition, they strengthen your leg muscles, including your hamstrings, quads and calves.