As one of the most common chest exercises for men and women, push-ups have become synonymous with working out. When it comes to indicators of raw strength and power, there’s not much that beats the press-up. Luckily, the standard push-up (also called a press-up) can be adapted in lots of ways, creating intense chest-boosting workouts.
Being able to perform a certain amount is the entry standard for various military and sport programs. Most gym users can do repetitions of normal press ups easily. Clearly, an extra challenge is needed.
It’s the only upper-body exercise you can do anytime and anywhere and is one of the greatest exercises ever invented, working all the muscles of the chest as well as the shoulders and triceps, and requiring good core strength to keep your upper body stable.
Below you’ll find form guides for the ten best press-up variations that require no kit, so they can be done at home, on holiday or the pub. Once you can do 15 reps, move on to the next variation.