Push-Up FAQs:

Q: Are push-ups a basic exercise used in civilian athletic training or physical education and commonly in military physical training?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a push-up first used between 1905 and 1910?

A: Yes, while the British press-up was first recorded between 1945 and 1950.

Q: Are push-ups performed by standing close to a wall and pushing away from the wall with the arms?

A: Yes, one can increase the difficulty by moving one's feet farther from the wall.

Q: Are push-ups performed by supporting the lower body on the knees instead of the toes?

A: Yes, and which reduces the difficulty.

Q: Is a push-up a variation of the superman push-up where one rotates 360 degrees while in the air?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a push-up a gymnastic variation of the push-up?

A: Yes, and in which the hands are positioned further down towards the hips , but with a wide distance between them.

Q: Is a push-up a form of push-ups performed using the back of the hands?

A: Yes, and rather than the palms.

Q: Are push-ups Bill Kathan who broke the world record in 2010?

A: Yes, and by performing 2,396 on Valentine's Day.

Q: Are push-ups performed by pushing away from a table?

A: Yes, and chair, or other object.

Q: Is a push-up done by the United States Marine Corps?

A: Yes.

Q: Are push-ups done by placing both palms on the ground and touching together both thumbs and pointer fingers?

A: Yes.

Q: Are push-ups performed in the position gymnasts call the "hollow body"?

A: Yes, In the plank version of the hollow body, the shoulders are protracted into a pronounced curve in the upper back while the abdominal muscles are tightened and the legs are locked and squeezed together.

Q: Is a push-up a form of push-up exercise done from an elevated position where in the practitioner lowers the chest?

A: Yes, and head, and neck past the plane of the hands.

Q: Is a push-up when the diamond is placed directly below the nose instead of the solar plexus?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a push-up one of the most difficult plyometric push-ups?

A: Yes.