How To Get Your First Push Up – Beginner Calisthenics and Motivation – Lucy Lismore Fitness
Push ups are one of the biggest goals for so many of us and also one of the principle exercises in calisthenics. In todays video we are looking at how you can achieve your first push up and important factors to consider such as correct form, common mistakes to avoid and the best progressions! Have fun!
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02:14 Correct Form
03:54 Progressions & Modifications
06:12 Common Mistakes
08:33 Sore Wrists?
09:27 Timeframe & Comparison
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Thank you 😊
I can lower down to the floor in full push up position with elbows at the correct angle but I just can’t get back up.
@David Smith that’s such a useful tip thank you so much for sharing it! I’m in the same situation. I can easily go down but if I have to go back up I basically have to go in downward facing dog 😂
@Saira Mughal yeah! Same here
This comment had me rolling on the floor in laughter…. I’m 50 years old next month, so let’s not even talk about getting down… and then back up again. 😂😂😂
It’s like the mirror tells me I’m 30, but my body after bending down and trying to get back up again is the rude awakening.
Exactly the same here. I train with weights every week, do the lat with 90 pounds but can`t do a single pushup. I go into postion, go down and die 🙁
Thank you very much, you have so much positives vibes.
I’ve started with calisthenics about two weeks ago and your video came on the right time.
Yes, thank you, Lucy!! I’ve been working towards my first push up in the past weeks and your video is super helpful right now!
What really helped me progress with my pushups were slow negative pushups! That was an advice from one of your old videos😁
Hi, Nat! Which video was this in? Quite interested. Thank you!
@Veronika Croft Hi Veronika, the video is titled ‘How to start calisthetics as a beginner at home no equipment’. The first exercise is pushups.
@Nat Ko Thank you!!
OMG! Yes, I’ve been asking for video like this for forever. Being able to do push ups (and pull ups) have been my fitness goal for a long time. Thank you for this!
push-ups are relatively easy, now pullups are where the fun begins 😅
100% agree! I have asked for push up correct help for so long! I often did push ups with elbows at 90* and hands out.
You posted this video at the perfect time for me!
I have started doing some stair exercises. Will include your lessons in it!
Thank you Lucy ❣️
Love u always 😘
I have been trying to get this done for 6 months (attempting them twice a week). I started on an incline. I can do 5 now but just realized what my coach meant when he told me to try eccentric push-ups as well. I relate to each word in this video. The struggle, the progress, the mistakes. I’m determined to get more strength and get my form right rather than counting my progress in sets and numbers. Thank you Lucy.
I just learned how to do a pushup after about a year of doing half pushups and I can’t be more proud of myself.
Dont do this https://youtu.be/Q_OLyRrFtZ0
Ok good to know. So I dont have to be deprived because I traine half pushups since 4 Month and I am always ” to weak” at my hip to do a normal one..
And i was thinking I could do it in one day😭
@Gina A. I train 5 times a week, on the smith machine bar. I can lower as I get stronger
How many times per week did you train?
Fantastic video. I’ve not been very consistent due to wrist pain, but pushups is something I’m definitely looking to achieve. Thanks for the info and encouragement ❤️
So excited to have discovered you! I’ve recently joined Calisthenics classes at my local women’s gym and am loving the sessions so far. Your journey into Calisthenics has inspired me to embark on my own journey. Please keep posting and share your expertise and experiences as I would love to know how I can get better at it 😊👍❤
I love how much you stress slow progress and that sometimes you need to take breaks and then get back into a routine. Your down-to-earth perspective on life has made yours the only fitness I’ve ever wanted to follow. Most of the time I find a way to use the videos to shame myself, but yours are so uplifting and encouraging that I find it hard to be in a negative head space by the end. Keep being you!
I started my push up journey because of you! Thank you for laying this out and making it seem attainable!
It is so much easier when you are of normal weight. I appreciate all of you who are trying to gain or lose weight out there 🙂
I agree its almost impossible especially as a woman, to do a proper pushup when you are even 15 to 20 lds overweight. After all you are lifting your body weight!
I’m jst weak
So that’s why I cant do a push up. Im hella fat
@Elisa Iancau wish you the best on your weight loss journey
Is this normal? https://youtu.be/Q_OLyRrFtZ0
Push-ups are one of my favourite exercises ever. There’s just something so satisfying(at least to me) about being able to go all the way down and come back up smoothly. I do them everyday. A total of 50 push-ups but spilt into sets. The maximum that I can do in one go without stopping is usually 15 but 20 on a good day. Being consistent with this, you will really start to see your body change. I don’t do any other forms of strengthening exercises just push-ups and my cardio daily and I’ve started to see my back, my abs, my chest and obviously my arms become so much more defined. It’s amazing.
Hi! Could you please share your cardio routine? I’m trying to get shredded and my routine doesn’t seem to be working, so could you please share the routine?
I see that you’re really into push ups. Be careful though of training one set of muscles over a long period of time and neglecting the opposing muscles – the lats, biceps and rear delts in this case. This can lead to an imbalance and an increased risk of injury. For training the lats, biceps and rear delts, you could add inverted rows to your routine. I do those under a chair. It’s pretty much the opposite of a push up.
I did pushups on staircases for 18 days straight and on 19th day I was able to do my first complete pushup
its been 9 months how u going now?
1 year how you doing?
This video made me feel so inspired. Thank you for the reminder that the seriously slow strength progress ect I feel I make when working out is completely normal and that I will get there and to just not give up!
Love that you added your own progression and timeline! This video has given me so much perspective and hope on my own progress.
I’m pretty new to the whole working out thing. I thought push ups were supposed to be really basic, easy stuff since my PE teacher in elementary school tried to get me to do them. I couldn’t do it then, and I still can’t do them now. My arms shake just holding myself up in position, let alone moving without landing on my face. It’s great to hear that push ups are something to build up to, rather than something I should feel bad for not being able to do off the bat.
I’m finally going to do a push up! I swear on my honor!! But maybe in a few months or so…
Thanks for the precise advice; I’ve been practising push ups for years but have only recently discovered good form and can feel the impact in the right spots. Keep it up god bless you 😊.
I’m 65, and a woman with a history of working as a tradeswoman. While stronger than most non-athletic women my age, I started trying push ups last week and was gob-smacked at the fact that I could NOT do even ONE! Thanks for the perspective and practical suggestions.