Push Me Up: 10 Minutes of Push Up Variations for Lean, Strong Arms

Time: 10 minutes
Equipment: You
Results: More exciting than performing the same push up pattern for 10 minutes, these variations of the classic push up challenge your body and underused muscles, like your triceps. Sending your body into major repair mode from muscles that have been sleeping, it's this process that shoots your metabolism sky high - so get to it and see your arms, and body, looking better than ever!

Warm up with some dynamic arm stretches and shoulder rotations.

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Move 1: The classic Push Up.. performed S-L-O-W-L-Y
Start either on your toes or knees, back straight and core switched on. With hands shoulder width apart, lower your chest to the ground at a tempo of 5.....4.....3.....2......1..... then explode back up again to starting position!

Perform for 45 seconds, then rest for 15 seconds.

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Move 2: Get Up! 
Similar to the above standard push up, except this time allow your chest to touch the floor, lift your hands and then push back up to the starting position. Do it at a tempo of 3 seconds on the way down, and 3 seconds on the way up.

Perform for 45 seconds, then rest for 15 seconds.

Move 3: Push Back to Downward Dog
Start in normal push up position, lower down to complete the first push up, and then instead of going straight up to return to normal position, push your body into a downward dog shape. This one is especially great for toning up your shoulders!

Perform for 45 seconds, then rest for 15 seconds.

Move 4: Tricep Push Up
Start in cobra (as above) and then lift your body onto your toes so your legs are floating just inches above the ground. Lower your chest to the ground, tucking your elbows in so they are skirting the sides of your ribs and keeping your legs off the ground (except your feet, of course), Do this at a tempo of 3 on the way down, 1 on the way up.

Perform for 45 seconds, then rest for 15 seconds.

Cool down with some arm rotations / stretches for 1 minute!