Build Upper-Body Strength Without Ever Doing a Push-Up — Try This Trainer's 5 Exercises
Some people have a love-hate relationship with exercises like burpees (guilty) or, let's say, push-ups. Maybe you can do push-ups but you really don't like them, or perhaps you haven't built up the strength to do them yet — either is OK! Performance coach, Under Armour athlete, and NASM- and NCCPT-certified trainer Monica Jones told POPSUGAR that there are plenty of alternative moves you can do instead.
Jones said push-ups are an excellent exercise to develop better joint stability and strength in your upper body. Best of all, it recruits a whole list of muscles: pectoral muscles, shoulders, triceps, abs, and glutes. However, if you are unable to do push-ups, or you simply want to skip them in your workout, there are alternatives that work some of the same muscles as push-ups. You can check out five of the moves Jones recommends ahead.
Note: this is not a workout, but simply a list of moves to tack onto your next sweat session.