The senior citizen performed the push-ups with proper technique and form.
Push-ups allow a person to know how much control they have over their own body as this exercise not only focuses on the chest but also the triceps, forearms, wrist, core and leg muscles. In simple terms, it is a whole-body workout.
While many may struggle to execute even one proper push-up, an uncle has caught the attention of many with his three-finger push-up.
In a video shared by @cgmai1 on TikTok, a 78-year-old man flawlessly executed push-ups using just three fingers.
He did it perfectly, in proper form and lowering himself until his nose was a mere inch away from the ground.
The man is a former member of the 17th Battalion of the Royal Malay Regiment (RAMD).
“Although 78, he is still healthy and energetic,” said the TikTok user in the caption.
@cgmai1 Rejimen Askar Melayu DiRaja ke-17 Meskipun umur 78 tahun, masih sihat dan bersemangat. #atm #askarmelayudiraja #regimen #pejuang #merdeka #askar #cgmai #ftypシ #fty #tenteradaratmalaysia #tokmat ♬ bunyi asal – Hafizi_fiziy – Tiger Malaya
According to the TikTok user, the uncle still goes out to the forest with his friends.
This video has garnered a whopping 1.2 million views since it was posted.
Many were amazed by the uncle’s fitness and left their comments wishing him well.
When it comes to push-ups there are many variants to it such as normal push-ups, diamond, wide push-ups, one hand-push up, archer push-ups, typewriter push-ups, and finger push-ups.
Each has varying levels of difficulty, according to the strength and intensity of the push-up.
However, among all of them, the fingertip push-ups are considered to be one of the toughest.
According to an article by Inspire Us, the more difficult version of the traditional push-up, finger push-ups often needs more training and stability than their predecessors.
Finger push-ups are a bodyweight compound resistance exercise that uses mainly scapular movement and elbow extension.
Moreover, since it only uses the fingertips rather than the whole palm, it creates an incredibly small point of contact making it a challenge to stabilize the body and the muscles.
The muscles involved when performing this exercise include pectoral muscles, anterior deltoid head, and triceps brachii in addition to isometrically tightening the glutes, core, and remaining deltoid muscle group.
The reason for its difficulty is mainly because when it is performed with proper techniques and form, it has the risk of incurring serious arm-related injuries.