Push ups are the go-to exercise if you want stronger arms, or if you want your core muscles to be stimulated. You will also get the benefit of a better posture if you do it regularly. But, recently, cheater push ups have also gained popularity. Here are some differences between the two, if you don’t know already:
Regular push ups:
When you’re doing push ups the traditional way, your feet are placed together. Your back remains in a neutral position and your glutes are squeezed. While you’re moving, your body needs to be in a straight line and your elbows must be at an angle of 45 degrees. At the climax of the movement, it is important that your forearms are vertical to the ground.
Doing push ups the traditional ways means that you get an improved posture and are also at a lesser risk of back pain and shoulder injuries by the end of it. Your core muscles are strengthened and you also enhance your heart health.
Cheater push ups:
Cheater push ups refer to those push ups that you do with your knees on the floor.You kneel on the floor with your arms outstretched until your body is in a straight line from your shoulders to your knees. Your wrists must be in line with your shoulders. This position entirely removes the stimulation of your leg muscles from the equation. Your glutes are not worked. This position puts more strain on your elbows that could put it at a risk of injuries.
Cheater push ups, however, are a great head start to doing actual push ups if you think you’re not in suitable form to try the regular one. So start with these and gradually move onto the standard ones for best results!