A good push up remains one of the best body-weight exercises around.
Sometimes the classics are still the most effective, and this is certainly true when it comes to the humble, ever-challenging pushup.
There are two things to keep in mind with pushups: Form and number. When it comes to form, you will need to execute ideal pushups that keep your back straight, your hands placed directly below your shoulders, and your feet squarely planted.
When it comes to the number of reps, it’s important to do enough pushups that you feel your muscles fatigue. If you don’t challenge yourself, you won’t see any gains.