home gym: push-up bars

home gym: push-up bars

Today’s product in the home gym series is a set of push-up bars. These bars are inexpensive, portable, and versatile! By performing push-ups with your hands elevated you activate more muscles by achieving a greater range of motion. Using these bars during your workout keeps your chest, triceps, and back muscles guessing. In addition to the muscles I just listed, the less stable position challenges your core.

home gym, push-ups, modifications for push-ups

There are many ways to incorporate these bars into your workouts. For push-ups you can play around with your grip, using different muscles with your hands in a regular, wide, angled, or staggered position. To get more of an abdominal workout, you can hold your body in a high plank position and perform mountain climbers or alternate bringing your knees up to your opposite elbows.

One cheap option for push-up bars can be found at Amazon, but they sell them at Sports Authority or any other sporting goods store. With these in your home gym, your muscles will be aching in no time!