Push-ups are quite possibly one of the best upper-body exercises. They build muscle, strength and endurance. Plus, they have the added bonus of not requiring any equipment other than your own body weight. This workout will build your upper-body strength in just 30 days and you’ll get the bragging rights of doing 60 push-ups in one day.
How to Join
1. Join the LIVESTRONG.COM Challenge Facebook group 2. Follow the calendar.
3. From the options below, choose a type of push-up based on your fitness level. Don't sacrifice form.
Personalize the Challenge to Your Needs
Push-ups can be tough if you haven't done them before, but there are a few ways you can ease into them and steadily increase your core and upper-body strength so that you can do a conventional push-up with good form. Beginners can try a wall push-up, standing against a sturdy surface, or a knee push-up on a flat — hopefully padded! — surface.
On the other hand, if you're already a push-up pro or you happen to get bored throughout the 30 days, there are tons of variations on the standard push-up that can really test your strength. Change up your push-ups from one day to the next with one these 10 different types.
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What Do YOU Think?
Have you tried one of LIVESTRONG.COM's fitness challenges before? What was your experience? Have you signed up for the Challenge Facebook group yet? What's your favorite type of push-up? Tell us in the comments!