“How many push ups do you do? I don't know. I only start counting when it starts hurting”
One of the top benefits of pushups. Is it literally engages every major muscle in order to execute the movement. Such as your biceps, core muscles, triceps, anterior deltoids and lower body muscle groups in order to support your body while stabilizing your movements.
As you lower yourself to the floor, your back muscles are effectively stretched, and as you push yourself to the starting position your biceps obtain a full stretch.
You effectively fatigue major and minor muscle groups, which provide the same benefits as a traditional full body exercise performed at the gym on expensive and cumbersome equipment. Weight bearing exercises, such as the standard push up, supports stronger, more dense bones. This increase in bone density may ward off debilitating skeletal system disorders, such as osteoporosis.