Perfect Push Up

A fitness goal to reach before you’re 50

SHAPE Magazine—August 1, 2010

“They give you a lot of bang for your buck,” said Josh O’Brien, an exercise physiologist at the Women’s Sports Medicine Center at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. “Push ups work your back, chest, shoulders and core; even the hips and legs are engaged.” To assume the position, keep your knees, hips and shoulders aligned, your hands shoulder-width apart, and fingers pointed forward. Slowly lower your body until your chest is inches from the ground; pause and push yourself up. Work up to 12 or 15 reps.

Read the full article in the August issue of SHAPE Magazine.

 

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