If you're just starting to strength train, then doing push-ups against a bed or wall is a great way to progress to the traditional move. And as Teddy says, "Everyone has a wall," so there's really no excuse to skip this exercise!
- Start in a plank position with hands placed against a stable surface like a wall or bed; the farther away you position yourself from the bed or wall, the more challenging the exercise will become. Arms should be straight with wrists positioned underneath the shoulders.
- As you inhale, bend your elbows out to the sides as you lower your torso toward the wall or bed; then push back up, straightening your arms. This counts as one rep.
- Complete as many reps as you can in one minute while keeping proper form.