Is this the secret to perfecting your pushups? Fitness queen Kayla Itsines amazes millions with her workout hack — and all you need is a resistance band
- Australian fitness star Kayla Itsines shared a striped push-up hack
- The personal trainer, 30, first saw the clever hack on TikTok and tried it himself
- The tip involves placing a resistance band around your arms for support
- It’s ideal for helping the transition from custom pushups to toe pushups
Fitness queen Kayla Itsines shared a simple hack to improve and perfect your pushups while working out at home.
The 30-year-old personal trainer from Adelaide, South Australia, said the tip involves placing a resistance band around your arms to support your body during the movement.
When you do your pushup, the resistance of the band helps you transition from modified pushups on your knees to pushups on your toes.
Kayla demonstrated the fitness tactic and said it worked well and would definitely recommend it to clients who find push-ups difficult.
Pushups can often be quite challenging to perform correctly, as the movement requires full-body strength.
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Personal trainer Kayla Itsines (pictured), from Adelaide, South Australia, shared the secret to perfecting your push-ups at home
The tip involves placing a resistance band around your arms to support your body during the movement and to help transition from modified pushups on your knees to pushups on your toes
‘Okay…wait a minute!! THIS WORKS!! (And if you can’t tell from my face, I’m so glad it actually happened),’ Kayla wrote on Instagram.
To perform the move, simply place your arms in the loop of the resistance band and place it above your elbows, then simply perform the pushup.
“Once you start doing your pushups, it acts as a support and helps you execute the movement!” said Kayla.
“It works the same way resistance bands work when you’re trying to practice pull-ups!! You can even use different resistance strengths, like you would when pulling up a resistance band.”
To her surprise, Kayla said the fitness tactic worked well and demonstrated the move in a short video on social media (pictured)
Within 24 hours, the Instagram video was viewed over a million times and other personal trainers were shocked that the hack worked
Within 24 hours, the Instagram video was viewed more than a million times and other personal trainers were shocked that the hack worked.
Social media users said they were “stunned” by the simple but clever tactic.
‘I’m going to try this,’ one person wrote in the comments, another added: ‘What a great idea!’
“I really tried and it worked, super excited, finally I did a full push up,” added a third.
What is a typical day on a board on Kayla’s Bikini Body Guide (BBG) program?
Breakfast: Banana and oatmeal smoothie
Lunch: Wrap with lettuce, feta and tomato
Snack: Rye crispbread with cheese and tomato
Dinner: Sweet potato and black bean enchilada