The classic push-up is as close as it comes to the perfect exercise.
It challenges multiple muscle groups in the chest, back, and core, coming together to build on the body’s overall functional strength.
That being said, not everyone is a fan of the old school exercise. Many people would rather work on the upper body in other ways, namely focusing on muscle groups individually rather than a collective. Some people are so uncomfortable with the exercise, it’s a struggle to get to 5-8 full push-ups.
New York City-based Master Trainer Shaun Zetlin is something of a push-up guru. He’s even published a book on the body-changing move, Push-Up Progression. In it, he suggests a target – 50 push-up reps in just a month’s time.
That seems like a lot, especially if you’re in the 5-8 demographic mentioned above. But he says it’s ‘totally doable’ with the right plan, which you can find on the infographic below.
Print it out, maintain the schedule, and let us know what the results are in a month’s time. Good luck!