A true classic, the push-up focuses on the muscles of the front of the shoulder – the front delt and pecs, and also the triceps.
- Start facing the ground on your hands and toes.
- Place the hands about shoulder-width apart.
- Lower yourself to the ground, keeping your elbows close to your side.
- Push down into the ground until your arms are straight.
A way to make the exercise a little easier is to perform the push-up from your knees instead of from your feet.
Use the push-up to help your patterns for strength training.