Sunday Herald Sun - Body and Soul - - GET FIT -

Why? When per­form­ing a push-up, most peo­ple ei­ther sag their hips, stick their but­tocks in the air or drop their head to­wards the ground. This re­duces the ef­fec­tive­ness of the chest work­out and is bad for your spine.

How? Start with your hands shoul­der-width apart, rest­ing ei­ther on your toes or knees. Your body should be in per­fect align­ment through­out. At the end of the move­ment your nose, chest and hips should all be cen­time­tres from the ground. Squeeze your pecs to­gether as you push up to in­crease your chest en­gage­ment.

Sets and reps: 2 sets of 8 to 15.

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