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Push Up Bars

Push Up Bars


Using a push-up bar similar to many pressing exercises primarily works the chest and triceps. Another good thing about developing a push-up bar habit, experts told us, is that you’re playing with multiple joints, which means you’re working multiple muscle groups.

If you haven’t used this type of equipment before, here’s how to use push-up bars:

  • Place the bars on the floor in the same spot that you would normally place your hands during a push-up  
  • Grip the handles and assume a plank position, with your elbows almost locked (but not entirely) and your body in a straight line (avoiding arching your back or pushing your glutes too high into the air)
  • Lower yourself in a controlled manner, until your reach your desired depth (those who want to make their push-ups more difficult can increase their range of motion) 
  • Push yourself back up into the starting position, maintaining good form

If you find that doing a regular push-up is too difficult, all you would need to do is drop your knees to the floor and perform your push-ups from that position until you feel ready to progress.

Benefits of Push-up Bars

#1 - More Effective Workout 

If you’re searching for the main benefits of push-up bars, then look no further!

Using a push-up bar will enable an extended range of movement during the exercise, meaning that you will be able to lower your body much further in comparison to regular push-ups. This makes the exercise more challenging, and therefore more effective in providing you with better results. 

Each repetition you do will become more intense as you target muscles that are usually missed during regular push-ups, meaning that there's more oppourtunity to grow muscle mass and strength. 

#2 - Gentle on Your Wrists

When you perform a normal push-up, you will sometimes experience extreme backward bending of the wrist which applies a huge amount of pressure on your tendons and ligaments. This can cause joint pain very quickly. 

Therefore, taking this pain out of the equation will be one of the most important push-up bars benefits! The bars will ensure that your wrist will be in a more comfortable position when you perform a push-up.

#3 - Superior Grip

When you use a push-up bar it will give you a much better grip on the floor, especially on tiles and laminate flooring. 

On these types of surfaces, sweaty hands can easily slip which could lead to improper form and injury. Luckily, the push-up bars normally have a non-slip base to ensure all you need to do is to focus on your workout. 



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