P U S H U P S
|Muscles worked: Chest
Men do the so called Military push-ups, with your legs out straight and toes on the floor.
Women do the non-military with your knees bent on the floor. Lower your body to the
floor until your chest touches or almost touches the floor. Keep your back straight as
possible and abdominal(stomach) tight then return and repeat the process for as many
times (reps)as you can.
Note Use the tables in the strength training part of the site
to see how you match up against other people of your age and gender.But,
don't worry if you don't score well because it doesn't matter where your starting from just as long
as you improve.
Don't jerk the your body up. Use a slow controlled movement. Don't let your back arch. Keep it
straight throughout the movement. Don't position your hands too far out from your sides. This
places to much stress on your shoulders. Position your hands about 4-6 inches out from your shoulders.