5 Ways to Intensify Your Push-Ups

Push-ups are one of the BEST workouts you can do. They require no equipment, and very little space. Push-ups primarily work your chest, shoulders, and triceps, but they're also great for your core - especially when you mix in these variations. 

Try performing each of these for 30 seconds, followed by a 30 second rest. See how many rounds you can do, working up to at least 3! Don't have time for the gym? No problem. These are great for squeezing in during commercial breaks of your favorite TV show! ;) 

Yogi Push-ups - Keep the elbows close to your body to engage your triceps, then push back onto your heels into a "downward dog". Return to plank position and repeat. 

Oblique Twist Push-ups - Start in plank position, perform push-up, then draw opposite knee to elbow on both the right and left side before returning to plank position.

Side Plank Push-ups - Start in plank position, perform wide-arm (hands wider than shoulder width apart) push-up, then rotate your body to face one side (i.e. right arm down, left arm up, to side plank). Return to plank and repeat on the other side. 

Spider-Man Push-ups - Start in plank position. Alternate drawing same knee to elbow on one side while elbows are bent at bottom of push-up, return to plank position and repeat on the other side. 

Walking Push-ups - Start in plank position, and alternate moving one hand about two-hands length distance in further than the other. Perform push-up, then return to plank position and switch to the opposite hand being further in front. 

Watch video below for demos!