The pushup might make some roll their eyes. It’s a bodyweight exercise, after all, so how hard can it be? Well, first of all, EKG studies show that the pushup is one of the most efficient exercises in engaging the core. Meaning, your core is firing on all cylinders during the activity. Second of all, if you really think the pushup is that easy, you’re either doing it wrong or you’re in one of the videos below.
The pushup is the ultimate movement, and when done properly, it can make for a pretty killer workout. Consider, for example, this pushup circuit. But the videos below take the pushup and bump it up about 50 notches. Just watching these Instagram videos will make your
arms core legs everything sore for three days and erase any doubt in your mind that this bare bones movement is anything but easy. And if you’re feeling inspired after this, here’s how you can make your pushups three times more effective.