Match body-weight exercise to your real level

Posted: June 24, 2013 at 2:31 a.m.

When standard push-ups become tediously easy, David Chappell shakes things up by lifting one knee toward an elbow, which increases the difficulty. But before you advance to this Spider Push-up, Matt Parrott says, be able to do at least six simpler push-ups on your toes.

Body-weight training can be effective and extremely versatile. The limits imposed by strength machines aren’t relevant when training with your own body weight.

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