Pushups are great!
No equipment needed.
A great way to build upperbody strength just about anywhere.
Pushups help to strengthen your triceps, chest, shoulders, lower back, and core.
And, there’s a ton of variations to pushups. A lot of different ways to do pushups to change up the exercise and to bring more focus to certain muscle groups.
- Standard / Military Pushups
- Wide Pushups
- Narrow / Diamond Pushups
- Weighted Pushups
- Plyometric Pushups
- Kneeling Pushups
- Incline Pushups
- Decline Pushups
Check Out Our Beginner Pushup Progression Post
And, not one of these variations are called “Girl Pushups”
The issue is, people tend to confuse kneeling pushups with “girl pushups”, and that’s wrong on a lot of levels. One being, for me, that I know girls that can do more Standard Pushups than guys I know.
I personally know women that can do A LOT of pushups. Women in the military, firefighters, police officers, and just women who’ve worked hard to get a lot of reps of standard pushups in.
I have a hard time calling an exercise “girl pushups” when I’ve watched with my own eyes, girls going from 0 pushups to 10-20-25-30+ pushups.
Of course, this falls into the larger problem in fitness with people thinking, and promoting, gender specific exercises. And if there has been a top 2-3 things I’ve taught, and preached, while training, was that gender specific exercises is a complete myth.
We all should be doing pushups, even if they have to be modified to fit the individuals current abilities. And that goes for everything else in training.
There is NO such thing as “GIRL PUSHUPS”
Rant Over 🙂