I know it may seem a bit simplistic to highlight push ups again but the reason so many people find it difficult to build a solid foundation of fitness is because they don’t master the basics. With that in mind, learning and mastering bodyweight oriented exercises is a great way to build this foundation. Ladies and Gentleman…The Push Up:
With your arms at shoulder width or wider, palms on the floor, abdominal muscles tight and head in a natural position; “Slowly” push yourself up until elbows are extended and repeat. Hold feet together or slightly apart as you perform movement. If standard push-up is too difficult, perform the modified version on your knees until you develop strength/form for the standard version. Do not let buttocks sag or chest bang on the floor as you perform this movement. Slow & smooth!