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An exercise for developing strength in the arms and shoulders. When performed properly, press-ups can also benefit the back, stomach, and legs.▪ Lie face down, with your arms at about shoulder level and legs stretched out behind you; support your body on the palms of your hands and the balls of your feet. Gently lower your body by bending your arms until your chest touches the ground. Then lift your body by straightening your arms. Repeat. Make sure that you keep your back and legs straight throughout the exercise.For those who find the full press-up too difficult:▪ Start from a kneeling position with your head held up, arms and back straight, and hands flat on the ground. Lower your body by bending your arms until your chest touches the floor. Return to the starting position by pushing up with your arms.In both forms of press-up, regular, smooth breathing is maintained by inhaling as the body is lowered and exhaling as it is being pushed up (figure 52).

▪ Lie face down, with your arms at about shoulder level and legs stretched out behind you; support your body on the palms of your hands and the balls of your feet. Gently lower your body by bending your arms until your chest touches the ground. Then lift your body by straightening your arms. Repeat. Make sure that you keep your back and legs straight throughout the exercise.

▪ Start from a kneeling position with your head held up, arms and back straight, and hands flat on the ground. Lower your body by bending your arms until your chest touches the floor. Return to the starting position by pushing up with your arms.

Figure 52 Press-up and kneeling press-up

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