Apr 22, 2008

Can you Push Up?

A client of mine recently sent me the link to this article. Take a quick look. It certainly underscores the messages we've heard for years (if you don't use it you lose it) and fits in nicely with some of the "old school" exercises and program designs that have become popular once again (bodyweight training, crossfit, etc.).

One disclaimer...the technique mentioned by the trainer in the video link is a bit oversimplified and not what I would consider "on the money" with respect to target muscles. However, the basic technique message is there.

A quick takeaway message...it doesn't take fancy equipment or program designs to get in and maintain overall health and fitness.

Click the link below to read the article
An Enduring Measure of Fitness: The Simple Push Up


CJ said...


nice article. fancy equipment may not be worthless, but in most cases, it surely isn't worth much...good blog, see you tomorrow in class,

-Colin Jenkins

Chris Ecklund, MA, CSCS said...

Agreed. Amazing how we've gotten so caught up in the technology and machinery of fitness and performance. There are certainly benefits with higher end clientele (college/professional athletes) or those at higher risk (elderly pops.), but for most of us they appear to be an excuse for not getting in shape; i.e. "Couldn't make it to the gym today to get my workout in." That doesn't need to be and should not be a deterrent.