What is a Push-Up?

Simultaneously targeting the core, chest, tricep, bicep and back muscles, standard push-ups are one of the most effective full-body exercises you can perform. It’s a physically challenging move, but there are multiple modifications you can choose from to make it work for you.

How do you do a Push-Up?

  • Step 1

    Begin in a plank position with your hands stacked under your shoulders and your body in a straight line.

  • Step 2

    Slowly lower your body to the ground, keeping your neck, back and legs aligned. Keep your hips square to the floor as you lower yourself to the ground. Press back up to plank and repeat.

How do you modify a Push-Up?

  • Push-Up for Prenatal

  • Push-Up for Beginners

  • Push-Up for Weak Lower Back

  • Push-Up for Weak Wrists

  • Push-Up for Weak Shoulders

What are the benefits of a Push-Up?

  • Tricep Strength

  • Chest Strength

  • Full-body Strength

Expert opinion

A regular push-up is gold standard for body-weight movements.

It never seems to get easier, but it continually makes you stronger through the chest, core, shoulders, core and back. Plus, it’s very versatile––you can easily modify to your preferences and abilities.

Paul Rahn,SWEAT in Chicago

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