How many you can do at one time offers a real-time measurement of your strength and muscular endurance and is an easy tool to help you improve. You can do them anywhere and at any time. All you need for this classic exercise is your body weight and a few minutes of your time.
To maximize what push-ups can offer you should perform them correctly.
Begin in a full plank position with your arms extended, palms flat and just below shoulder level, feet together or about 12 inches of apart, resting on the balls of your feet.
Keep your back straight and your weight evenly distributed.
Look down and lower your body until your elbows are at 90 degrees (or go to the floor to rest, if needed) and then push back up to complete one rep. Try to take two seconds to go down and one second to go up.
If this is too difficult, perform from a hands and knees position. You can also do inclined push-ups where you place your hands on a counter or wall and lean forward at a 45-degree angle.
“You can do them anywhere and at any time. All you need is your body weight and a few minutes.” Dr. Edward Phillips