"Push-ups are truly one of the best bodyweight exercises you can master," said Angie Asche, MS, RD, CSSD, an ACSM-certified personal trainer and exercise physiologist. "They are excellent for building upper body and core strength, activating your chest, arms, shoulders and core."
- Start in a plank position with your arms and legs straight, shoulders above your wrists.
- Take a breath in, and as you exhale, bend your elbows out to the sides and lower your chest toward the ground. Stop as soon as your shoulders are in line with your elbows. Inhale to straighten the arms. This counts as one rep.
- If this is too difficult, do this exercise with your knees on the floor.