Man continues to invent new machines and apparatus to help us get fit, but one constant throughout all these advancements is the humble press-up. Simple, but effective, the press-up should remain a staple. However, don’t just churn out the reps… add some variation and notice the difference.
Work your core even harder by adding in a Bosu Ball (or any kind of ball, frankly). You’ll notice it gets a lot harder, which means you’re smashing your core as well as your arms.
Instead of simply returning to your start position, push off the ground and introduce a hand clap before then returning to your start position. Tough, right? Good, that explosive movement will build your chest and arm strength far more than a traditional press up. Just so you know, the record is 90 reps in one minute. Best get practising, eh…