Modified Ball Push-Up is an effective resistance training exercise that makes use of your own body weight to develop and strengthen your pectoral muscles. The difficulty level of this exercise depends on the position of your body on the exercise ball. The lower the ball is on your legs, the harder becomes it is.
In order to begin this exercise, position your stomach area or thighs on a workout ball and place your arms shoulder-width apart on the floor (just like simple push-ups). Next step is to slowly lower your torso to the ground by bending your elbows. Make sure that your feet go up as you lower your upper body. Push back up to the starting position to complete one rep. Perform 3 sets of 10 reps each.
You can get maximum benefits from resistance training exercises by incorporating protein-rich diets such as lean meats, low-fat dairy products, nuts, seeds, legumes, cereals, fruits and vegetables into your daily dietary routine. Protein contains amino acids that increase the size of your muscles and help you recover from illness or surgery.
It also makes a good idea to take a supplement that makes use of essential amino acids in its formulation. Quest Amino Complex 500mg is a popular brand on the market that provides all 8 essential amino acids which are not produced by the body. It makes an excellent gift for regular exercisers, strict vegetarians and those recovering from an illness. Quest Amino Complex is free from artificial preservatives, wheat, yeast, gluten and starch. Take one or two tablets with each meal.