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Maximize Your Push-Ups with These Simple Tips

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  • An improperly performed push-up is a waste of your precious workout time, but by perfecting the technique, you can actually tweak the exercise to target different muscle groups
  • The standard push-up exercise will start to lose effectiveness over time if you don’t add in new challenges; by changing your hand positions and your incline, and adding in an exercise ball, you can increase the challenge and boost your results
  • If you can do 12, 15, or 18 repetitions of standard push-ups for two or three sets, it’s time to move on to the next level, using the simple techniques described

By Dr. Mercola

Many people learn to loathe push-ups thanks to high-school gym class, but they are in fact one of the most effective and simplest exercises to build a strong upper body and midsection.


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