Upper-Body Challenge: 4 Push-Up Variations

by Shane Barnard, JD
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Upper-Body Challenge: 4 Push-Up Variations

The push-up is a classic upper body move that works your chest, arms, shoulders and even some of your core muscles. When you want a multi-purpose move that can be banged out quickly at home, the push-up should be one of your go-to upper body exercises.

Spice up your old-school push-up with these fun, fast and effective options. Progressions are also provided to keep things challenging as you get comfortable with the moves. Always remember to warm up before you start an exercise program and take it at your own pace.

Push-up Variations Workout

1. Regular Push-up (knee/toes)
2. Push Bird Dog
3. Plank Press-up/Push-up
4. Alligator
5. Cross Over

About the Author

Shane Barnard, JD

Shane is NASM, ACE, AFAA and USATF certified and the creator and founder of the Urbankick format and instructor certifications, co-founder of Urbanplay, a non-profit health and fitness education program for youth, and a business partner at Studio360. With over 20 years of fitness experience, she is a nationally recognized presenter and currently teaches at Crunch, Fitness SF, and the University of California at Berkeley, where she is a health coach. Shane is a CEC provider for ACE and AFFA and an honored ambassador for lululemon. You can work out with Shane and Urbankick anytime, anywhere at BooyaFitness.com.


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