My name is Beth Hoover, and today I'm going to show you the best way to get better at push-ups for women. Now push-ups are a great exercise to work the whole upper body as well as the core. But they can be a challenge for women. Today I'm going to show you how to do five progressions that will help to improve your ability to perform push-ups. For the first progression you're going to use a wall to perform a push-up. Taking your hands and placing them on the wall and then stepping back so that you're at an angle. You are going to lower your body towards the wall and then push off. Making sure that you're keeping abs pulled in tight and breathing. The second progression is going to be a modified incline push-up. You are going to start from your knees and lower the upper body down towards the bench. Keeping the abdominals pulled in tight. Make sure you exhale as you push off and you will feel the muscles of the upper body engaging. The third progression is going to be a modified push-up which is from your knees. We're going to take our hands and place them on the floor. And dropping the hips forward we're going to lower the body about three quarters of the way down. And make sure to exhale as you push off. Now this push-up is going to be a progression because we're taking our upper body all the way down to the floor and then pressing off. For the next progression you can simply extend one leg and continue with the same movement. With one leg extended you're actually working more with the upper body because you have less a contact point that was to the floor. And for the final progression we move into a standard push-up from the toes. Lowering the body three quarters of the way down and push off.