FitnessU: Push yourself to better fitness

Pushups: That old school exercise we often take for granted. Pushups work your arms, back, shoulders, core, and yes, even your legs; you can do them anywhere; and you’re guaranteed a great workout. To get the maximum benefit, master proper alignment and learn the variations and modifications.

Here, our trainer Frankie Romeo talks you through correct form and demos three pushup circuits—with beginner, intermediate, and advanced variations.


Proper technique + standard, wide, and incline variations

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Try diamond, declines, and staggered variations

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Take it up a notch with clap, T, and tempo pushups

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Want more? Here are four moves to help you master the pushup, from the American Council on Exercise.

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