Fitness

9 Pushup Variations To Do When Your Workouts Get Boring

Play with time and your hand position.

A person with natural hair holds a plank position while looking at their laptop in their living room. Pushup routines can get old quickly, but there are plenty of pushup variations you can use.
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"Start out with an elevated pushup rather than dropping to the knees," says Joe Drake, a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)-certified personal trainer and co-founder of Axiom Fitness Academy. Using your couch as a base will prep your core for advanced variations.

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Go Slow

"Work on pushup negatives," Drake says. "Strive to make your negatives take a minimum of four or five seconds on the way down." Push up at normal speed, reset, and repeat.