Incline push ups 

Who knew how hard push ups actually are? Not only are they stumping my progression on my favourite app they’ve made me realise how much work my core needs.

My weight is carried around my hips and thighs, so, ironically I’ve never really worried about my stomach or abs. In fact, my stomach because it has less fat is the only place that’s showing signs of toning up.

It’s strange for me then to realise that my large bulky legs are stronger than my skinny waist.

I need to conquer the push up, for my own peace of mind.

For the incline I used a bench, to check the position is ok I had to really lean over that bench. 5 incline push ups totally killed me. Them seem to burn me out like nothing else, which makes me feel like they must be good!

I ask the gym instructor about how to improve and he says the stairs are great helpers. Start on the third step and work your way down. This also works in terms of the stairs being opposite the loo, I vaguely promise myself to do an incline push up on the stairs every time I go to the loo.

It’s hard for me to admit to being unable to manage a push-up. I shift the focus from feeling down about it to determination that I will manage a real push-up within 6 months.

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