Push-Ups with Resistance Tubing makes an excellent exercise to work your pectoral muscles. When performed on a regular basis, it helps widen and broaden your chest. It is an advanced version of the traditional push-ups.
In order to begin this exercise, place the resistance tube behind your upper back and under your shoulders. Kneel down on the ground like standard push-up and place your body weight on top of resistance tube to tighten it. Next step is to lower your upper body until the elbows are 90 degrees. Push back up to the starting position and exhale. Repeat the exercise for the desired number of repetitions. Make sure that you keep your back straight throughout the movement. You can increase the difficulty level of this exercise by looping the tube around your hands.
Resistance training yields best results when it is followed by the consumption of foods rich in protein. Protein contains amino acids that help repair muscle tissue. Consume lots of fruits, vegetables, lean meats, nuts, legumes and cereals on a regular basis.
It also makes a good idea to take a supplement that makes use of amino acids in its formulation. Nutrisport Amino Bombs is a popular brand that offers 2000mg protein per tablet and all essential, branched chain and non essential amino acids. Strenuous training sessions remove amino acids from muscle tissue, causing it to breakdown. This supplement makes an excellent way to load up on amino acids that your body desperately needs for muscle repair after high intensity training.