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Emnavy

Newbie
I am going into training in the next couple of months and I am really struggling with the press ups, I have been doing press ups and working out for about 2 years now and seen no progress, I don’t know what to do as everything I seem to do just doesn’t work I’ve tried doing press ups on my knees and inclines and I can sort of do them but no normal press ups any ideas on what to do?
 

Emnavy

Newbie
I can’t do any press ups with my arms locked into my side but with my arms out I can do about 4-5 but they are difficult
 

Alfacharlie

War Hero
I can’t do any press ups with my arms locked into my side but with my arms out I can do about 4-5 but they are difficult
Exercise’Lat pull downs’ in the gym. Light weight, high reps. Also, your core exercises should be improved. Plank etc.

The secret to doing press ups....
Keep doing them.

ETA: Blimey, I think you may struggle in basic if you haven’t got this squared away.
Good luck though, I wish you all the best.
 
improve your chest and tricep with weights if you can or just do some push up with hands further apart until you are comfortable then move on to the way the military does it properly. if you are struggling to do push ups i would recommend to improve your core strength a lot. (if that doesn't help watch some vids on youtube on how to improve)
 

Emnavy

Newbie
I have been trying to improve my chest and triceps with weights, obviously the two lockdowns don’t help with the gyms being shut and I don’t have a lot of space at home, I’m fine with the run and the sit ups so I just really need to practice on press ups, i have 2 months left and I need to sort this out soon, I guess I just need to focus on this, because of Covid I haven’t had a weekend away and I never got a Royal Navy fitness plan but I’ve been going to the gym when it was open almost every night if I could or at least 3-4 times a week and had a PT at college there was a ex PTI as my tutor but he told us the wrong form and that.
 

Alfacharlie

War Hero
I have been trying to improve my chest and triceps with weights, obviously the two lockdowns don’t help with the gyms being shut and I don’t have a lot of space at home, I’m fine with the run and the sit ups so I just really need to practice on press ups, i have 2 months left and I need to sort this out soon, I guess I just need to focus on this, because of Covid I haven’t had a weekend away and I never got a Royal Navy fitness plan but I’ve been going to the gym when it was open almost every night if I could or at least 3-4 times a week and had a PT at college there was a ex PTI as my tutor but he told us the wrong form and that.
Just practice.
 

Waspie

War Hero
I have been trying to improve my chest and triceps with weights, obviously the two lockdowns don’t help with the gyms being shut and I don’t have a lot of space at home, I’m fine with the run and the sit ups so I just really need to practice on press ups, i have 2 months left and I need to sort this out soon, I guess I just need to focus on this, because of Covid I haven’t had a weekend away and I never got a Royal Navy fitness plan but I’ve been going to the gym when it was open almost every night if I could or at least 3-4 times a week and had a PT at college there was a ex PTI as my tutor but he told us the wrong form and that.
You'll have less space on board but folk manage.
We used to run on the spot, 'press ups', squats, a few coordination type exercises!! All is possible. Physical health is as much mental attitude.

Practice. There must be a web site which shows you how to do them properly.

Don't use Covid as an excuse, rise above it and practice.
 

Perry

Lantern Swinger
You don't need a gym to lift weights or do press ups. Think about what you have access to. Fill a couple of buckets with soil or use a bag of sand. I’m 68 and could do 5 press ups easy.

So get to it, grit your teeth and crack on, good luck.
 
Give this a try, practice angled pressup, if you haven't got the step-up boxes in the video (gyms being shut and all) maybe use a chair, small table or staircase?

 
You don't need a gym to lift weights or do press ups. Think about what you have access to. Fill a couple of buckets with soil or use a bag of sand. I’m 68 and could do 5 press ups easy.

So get to it, grit your teeth and crack on, good luck.
I'm going on 73 and a press up would be akin to leaving a suicide note....and effect wife's insurance payout.....though she does encourage me to keep fit....:)

Joking aside...you can do it.....
 
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