Whole body definition, here you come. There’s nothing like pushups to get every muscle in your body working and your blood circulating.

It seems simple — but strength is in the details. Spend today perfecting your form and tightening your core. Kneel on the floor if your arms or upper back needs extra support throughout the minute.

Duration: Do as many as you can for 1 minute, focusing on form not speed or reps.

Instructions

  1. Position your hands shoulder-width apart, or a bit wider.
  2. As you bend your elbows and lower toward the ground, your elbows should be at about a 45-degree angle to your body. Also, your fingers should be splayed.
  3. Keep your back in plank the entire time — hunching or sagging means your core isn’t engaged.

Tomorrow: Go with the flow.


Kelly Aiglon is a lifestyle journalist and brand strategist with a special focus on health, beauty, and wellness. When she’s not crafting a story, she can usually be found at the dance studio teaching Les Mills BODYJAM or SH’BAM. She and her family live outside of Chicago, and you can find her on Instagram.