The Perfect Push-Up
The quintessential arm shaper! Make sure to vary your hand position as this will really help work the shoulders, chest, and triceps muscles.
- Start out in perfect alignment. Your hands should be directly under your shoulders and lined up with your chest. Make sure your core is tight and your shoulders and neck are relaxed.
- Inhale as you bend your elbows and lower your chest toward the floor. Once you are hovering just above the floor, exhale as you push up to the starting position.
- Complete 10 to 15 push-ups; you can always modify by putting your knees on the floor.
Photos: Shona Valeska courtesy of Ultimate New York Body Plan (McGraw-Hill)