There are many different kinds of push ups, and we like to use them to switch things up during our workouts. Here I’m going to explain 11 different variations and the muscles groups that they work, so that you know exactly which version to use depending on what your goals are.
Standard push ups: hands directly below your shoulders, hands and elbows pointing out at about a 45-degree angle as you go down. Targets chest, triceps, shoulders, core. This is your baseline.
Wide push ups: hands placed to the outside of your shoulders, 6 inches or so to each side, but still in line with shoulders. Targets chest and shoulders more, triceps a bit less. Continue Reading →