No Such Thing As Girl Pushups

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
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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.

Mandatory image of a lady doing 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 🙂

Fail To Your Goals

A quick story about someone I trained/coached.

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They had a goal of doing a pull-up. Which, for a lot of people is on their Fitness Goal list.

But the problem was, and usually is, they were not strong enough to get up and do one. Yet!

So, whenever they would come in, we would do our normal sessions. With a focus on overall strength. And at the end of every session, they would go to the pull-up bar and try a pull-up.

First time… no budging. Just hanging for a bit.

And that happened a lot.

We work out. They attempt a pull-up. Nothing.

And nothing.

And nothing.

And a little bend in the arm.

And a little more bend, but not there yet….

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And we just kept working out. Building strength. In their core, arms, back, and grip. Lot of deadlifts.

And one day, after a workout. As they were cooling down. We’re talking, and as normal, they go to the bar.

And without skipping the conversation, they hit a pull-up.

“YOU JUST DID A PULL-UP !?!?” — Me

That’s what failing to your goals is. Yes, you can get discouraged. You can be angry. You can be frustrated. Failing sucks.

But it’s the failures, over and over again, that leads to your success.

-STRONGER EVERYDAY-

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SugahBaby Sweets | 1Life1You Podcast Episode 49

1LIFE1YOU Podcast episode 49
Interview with Mike Carr, SugahBaby Sweets

Mike is a chef who started his entrepreneurial business in 2020 during Covid. Stepping in, from home, as restaurants and shops were closed.

We talk:
Getting started
Private catering
Expanding into baking
Origins of the business name
How he promotes
And more
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https://www.facebook.com/mcarrsuperstar/

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