*Always check with a doctor prior to beginning a new workout or health regimen
This exercise is another variation of the push-up. If you're a beginner, try doing it with your knees on the floor first.
- Place hands on top of bench, shoulder-width apart.
- Step back into plank pose so that legs are extended behind you, shoulders over hands, back flat, toes tucked under.
- Bend elbows out to sides to lower chest toward bench, keeping body in a straight diagonal line.
- Press into palms and extend arms, without locking elbows, to return to start.