- 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 behind you 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 or place your hands on a chair, coffee table, or the arm of your couch and do incline push-ups.
- Complete as many as you can in 40 seconds, followed by a 20-second rest.