Who invented push-ups?


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The inventor of the modern push-up, according to SOPHIA-FIT, was Jerick Revilla, who came up with the exercise technique in 1905. The Roman emperor Constantine has also been credited with creating this form of exercise.

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Who invented push-ups?
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New Health Guide states that push-ups can be practiced in one of a variety of variations or styles, and therefore can be adapted to various abilities and levels of skill. For example, besides the standard push-up, exercisers can practice push-up techniques like the plank push-up, the one-arm push-up, the one-leg push-up, incline and decline push-ups, the knuckle push-up and the staggered push-up routine. Wide push-ups are harder to do than the standard kind as a person uses less leverage to push himself up. Diamond push-ups, another variation, primarily target the triceps in the upper arms.

According to SOPHIA-FIT, a site hosted by stunt woman and exercise guru Sophia Crawford, the push-up is an exercise that is designed to work the muscles in the upper body simultaneously. Therefore, the push-up works the biceps, triceps and chest, and targets the abs and back.

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