Fitness trainer Kayla Itsines took to Instagram on Monday, March 23, to share a new video with her 12.3 million followers.
The fitness guru often responds to her fans’ requests for videos that target a specific body part or exercise. For her latest video, she decided to demonstrate a push-up progression for those wanting to build up to doing a full-body push-up, at the request of her trainees.
For the workout, Kayla wore a black sports bra with an open cutout on the back that showcased her back muscles and chiseled abs. She paired the top with high-waisted red gym shorts that ended just below the start of her thighs, showing off her long, sculpted legs. The Instagram sensation completed the outfit with white sneakers and a silver Apple watch. She wore her long, brunette locks up in a high bun and sported a touch of mascara and pink lip gloss to make her facial features pop.
The post featured six videos, five of which highlighted a different exercise. In the first video, Kayla explained that she recently completed an “ask me anything” session on the SWEAT app. One of the most popular questions she received was how to build up to performing a full push-up. In the following videos, Kayla demonstrated a progression for those looking to increase their strength.
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PUSH-UP PROGRESSION #BBGathome #SWEATathome I recently completed an “ask me anything” session in the @SWEAT forum which was SUCH a great experience. I love answering your questions, hearing your stories and learning even more about how I can help you ladies at every stage of your journey. One of the most common questions I received was “how do I build up to being able to do a push-up on my toes?”. Well…this is it!! ???? Begin with the first exercise and when you start to feel strong and confident, move on to the next. ✅Wall Push-Up ✅Incline Push-Up (knees) ✅Push-Up (knees) ✅Incline Push-Up (toes) ✅Push-Up What other exercise progressions would you like to see? Comment below!! ⬇️ www.kaylaitsines.com/BBGatHome #BBG #BBGStronger #BBGBeginner #BBG2020 #BBGcommunity #pushup #pushupprogression
The five exercises that Kayla included were wall push-ups, incline push-ups on the knees, push-ups on the knees, incline push-ups on the toes, and finally a full push-up. The progression teaches viewers simple moves they can do at home using bodyweight to be able to complete a push-up on the toes without injury.
In the caption, Kayla told her followers that she loves hearing their questions and stories while learning how to best help them during every step of their journey. She advised her fans to start with the first exercise on the list and move to the next when they feel strong and confident. The fitness trainer ended the caption by inviting her followers to make exercise progression requests in the comments section.
Her followers were more than happy to do so, leaving hundreds of messages in the comments section. Many had specific questions related to their own fitness journey, while others simply wanted to thank the trainer for her videos. Requests for exercise progressions ranged from chin-ups to pull-ups and tuck jumps.
The post proved incredibly popular, garnering over 47,000 likes since it went live.