Fitness queen Kayla Itsines has shared a simple hack to improve and perfect your push ups while working out at home.
When you do your push up, the resistance from the band helps you to transition from modified push ups on your knees to push ups on your toes.
Demonstrating the fitness tactic, Kayla said it worked well and she would definitely recommend it to clients who find push ups hard.
Push ups can often be quite challenging to perform correctly as the movement involves full-body strength.
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Personal trainer Kayla Itsines (pictured), from Adelaide, South Australia, shared the secret to perfecting your push ups at home
The tip involves placing a resistance band around your arms to support your body during the movement and help transition from modified push ups on your knees to push ups on your toes
‘Ok…wait a sec!! THIS WORKS!! (And if you can’t tell by my face I am very happy that it actually did),’ Kayla wrote on Instagram.
To execute the movement, all you need to do is place your arms into the loop of the resistance band and place it above your elbows, then simply perform the push up.
‘Once you start doing your push ups, it acts like a support and assists you in performing the movement!’ Kayla said.
‘It works in a similar way to how resistance bands work when you are trying to practice pull ups!! You can even use different resistance strengths like you would in a resistance band pull up.’
To her surprise, Kayla said the fitness tactic worked well and demonstrated the motion in a short video posted on social media (pictured)
Within 24 hours the Instagram video was watched more than one million times and other personal trainers were shocked the hack worked
Within 24 hours the Instagram video was watched more than one million times and other personal trainers were shocked the hack worked.
Social media users said their mind was ‘blown’ by the simple but clever tactic.
‘I’m going to try this,’ one person wrote in the comments, another added: ‘What a great idea!’
‘I actually tried it and it worked, super excited, finally I did a full push up,’ a third added.
What is a typical day on a plate on Kayla’s Bikini Body Guide (BBG) program?
Breakfast: Banana and oats smoothie
Lunch: Lettuce, feta and tomato wrap
Afternoon snack: Rye crispbreads with cheese and tomato
Dinner: Sweet potato and black bean enchilada