January 7, 2022,
For females trying out wrestling for the first time, there is an absolute thrill in learning a new combative skill that will make you feel more secure knowing you are able to protect yourself from physical confrontations.
It also feels life affirming to learn an enjoyable athletic endeavor that improves your looks, body and health.
Wonderful feel good stuff.
Then the competition starts.
Sometimes it may not feel so good.
Especially when you lose to a lesser skilled competitor who simply out muscles you.
Perhaps you both trained at the same time but you can’t overcome her power.
We have been around the block a few times and many matches come to mind where the girl with the smaller muscles could have performed better, but it was her lack of upper body strength that did her in.
In 2012, when the legendary longtime DWW Alum Zsuzsa of Hungary met Xena from England at the great Femwrestle Events in Troisdorf, Germany, we felt that Zsuzsa had the superior skills but lacked the upper body strength to ward off Xena in a match that went back and forth but probably should not have.
At a small San Francisco Grappling Stars event, new girl Poppy wrestled better than we thought she would but what led to her quick demise against a veteran like Kait Snow was her lack of upper body strength.
Thus, if you are new to the game what is the fastest and safest way to build your muscle strength?
Start with pushups.
Eventually you will get to Pullups but this is the starting place.
We strongly suggest to stay away from lifting barbells over your head in squat formation to prevent unnecessary and potential severe injuries.
Let’s talk about pushups.
By raising and lowering the body using the arms, push-ups exercise the pectoral muscles, triceps, and anterior deltoids, with ancillary benefits to the rest of the deltoids, serratus anterior, coracobrachialis and the midsection as a whole.
As a thought, the female pushup traditionally has started from the knees. We suggest to start with the male version, so to speak, where your body is completely elongated and your shoulders are doing all of the work.
These are the two large chest muscles and the main pushing muscle group of the upper body.
When pushing and lowering the body during a push-up, the pectoralis major is doing most of the work. As a result, these muscles become very strong and can become defined as lean muscle after doing push-ups regularly.
Need some “how to” advice?
As you know, there appears to be a website out there for virtually everything, including pushups.
The team at hundredpushups.com educate, “Hundred Pushups is the ultimate program to train the body to go from just one pushup to 100 consecutive reps in less than two months — sculpting muscles in the chest, abs, back, glutes and arms without a single piece of unwieldy equipment.”
That sounds amazing.
Haven’t you seen the Male Cheerleaders perform pushups after every touchdown at some NCAA College Football games?
100 pushups? Apparently it can be done. Eventually.
Please consult your physician before going that far.
Maybe start simple.
We have a visiting writer who would like to help you get started.
Perfect Pushups For Women
By Mike Strom
Pushups are the best exercise for women to define their muscles. Why? Adding pushups to your workout not only hardens your chest but it will give you great muscle definition in your shoulders, triceps, deltoids, as well as traps. You will get that sexy definition you’ve always wanted, looking better and feeling great. Trust me women, men love your arms, you need to get muscle definition to gain more attraction toward yourself.
Pushups are the best and safest way to build your upper body and back. You need to do pushups reason being you can do this every single day without injury. From handicap pushups to incline, the advancement in pushups is up to how in shape you are and can handle. Excess pushups won’t give you bulky, ugly male muscle in-fact, you’re going to look way better than you ever though you could by increasing the reps with your pushup routine.
You will shred off calories and even give yourself an extra boost. When you do pushups in the gym, men are attracted to the hardness of your workout routine and you will see more men starring in awe when you do pushups and you have a nice physique.
Beginner pushups are for anyone starting out, you simply make your arms squared to your shoulders and your feet together. Start by going down and pause for 1 second than you want to go back up and repeat 12 times.
Handicapped pushups are usually for out of shape, obese women and you simply use your knees instead of your feet, keep your hands squared to your shoulders and you go down, pause for 1 second, go back up and repeat.
Decline pushups are more advanced pushups, for women who are in decent shape and want a tougher course of a workout routine. You find a chair or bench chair, put your feet up together and you slowly go down, hold your position for 1 second and come back up repeating this 12 times in 5 sets.
Incline pushups are the opposite, you simply find a chair or bench chair and you put your hands on top of it and your feet on the ground. You go down slowly and back up, make sure you hold your down position for 1 second.
Advanced stability pushups is where you use a medicine ball, put your hands down on top of it as the ball will support your weight, keeping your feet on the ground. When you are 2 inches from the ground hold your position for 1 second and raise back up slowly repeating this 12 times.
You should pick which type you are most comfortable with, after you do this everyday and you start gaining resistance to the workout, you can increase your reps or difficulty. You’re getting stronger if you can’t feel pain after the workout, it’s time for you to upgrade your pushup routine and go for a more advance workout.
Stick to pushups everyday you will start to see the desired results you’ve always wanted. You’re going to look great and feel go when you are dedicated to doing pushups.
To gain a visual perspective on doing pushups [http://www.hundredpushupss.com], you can read the guide to perfect pushups for women
Article Source: https://EzineArticles.com/expert/Mike_Strom/211797
Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/7651894
~ ~ ~
OPENING PHOTO fciwomenswrestling.com femcompetititor.com grapplingstars.com Femcompetitor.com photo credit