Push Up StandÂ Push-ups are a weight-bearing exercise that is a valuable addition to any strength or body-sculpting routine. They can be performed anywhere, and are not restricted to the super fit or highly trained. Performed by professional football players, military recruits and physical education students alike, push-ups are an essential exercise for symmetrical upper-body development and the preservation of joint mobility. The use of push-up stands, or push-up bars, while performing this exercise improves wrist strength. Not only is it beneficial for athletes, but also for normal people who want to maintain a good body balance and strong upper body.