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No Equipment Necessary: Slowed Down Push Up

Push-ups are a great way to work your upper body without needing to use anything but your own body weight, but they can get a little boring. If you're sick of doing the same old push-up, then try this updated version of the push-up that slows things down — you'll be sure to feel the burn with this one. Here's how you do it:

  1. Start in a regular push-up position.
  2. Lower yourself about halfway to the ground and hold for one second.
  3. Then continue lowering until your chest is a few inches from the floor and hold for one second.
  4. Now push back up to the halfway point (same as in step number two) and pause for a second before pressing yourself all the way back up to the start position. That completes one.
  5. Do three sets of 8-10.

Fit's Tips: Too hard? Do it on your knees. Too easy? Hold the pauses for a few more seconds.

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