Hi, this is Jamie Glick. I'm here to talk about starting a push-up routine. The push-up is one of the most basic, and best, body weight exercises that can be done. I'm gonna show you a safe way to start doing these. When starting a push-up routine, it's important to take some safety precautions. The first thing to know is that when you're going into your push up, you never wanna go too deep where you're elbows are going way behind your back. This can be damaging to your shoulder, as well as your chest muscles. You don't wanna overstretch them. When you're starting a push up routine, it's easiest to start pushing up against a wall, especially if this is your first time doing a push up. You can start on the wall with 10 repetitions, nice and slow, and bring it in, so your nose almost hits the wall, and then push back out. The next progression, once you master the wall, would be to move on and push off the side of a table, or a countertop, or a bed, the same idea, you're gonna bring your whole body in, keeping it straight, push back out, and then repeat. Each repetition should take about two seconds on the way in, two seconds on the way out. The next progression would be to move down to the floor. You can start with your knees on the floor. This is a modified push-up, and again, you're gonna push down, extend the elbows all the way straight, and then come back down, don't let your chest hit the floor, and then repeat. Again, a set of 10 is ideal. And, then, the final progression, you're going to do a full push up. So, now your feet are on the ground, your hands are out in front of you, and you're gonna push your entire body weight up, off the ground, and then back down. Again, two seconds up, two seconds down, repeat for 10 repetitions.