That's where these 10 push-up modifications come in. Once you get down the basics, try them 3 sets, 10 reps each. Note: All of these can be modified and you'll still reap the same muscle-toning benefits, starting from the knees instead of up in a plank position.
How to do it: Start in a plank position with a neutral spine. Pull the shoulder blades down toward your heels, keep elbows directly over the wrists. Lower down, keeping elbows tucked in toward the body, until chest meets your wrists (or touches the ground). Keeping core engaged, push back up to starting plank position.
How to do it: Lean at a 45-degree angle facing the wall, hands up, a little more than should-width apart. Lower yourself until your chest meets your wrists, than push back up. Make sure to keep core engaged, and neck in a neutral position.
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How to do it: The classic push-up, but with your hands placed bwlow you less-than shoulder-width apart toward the midline of the body.
How to do it: The classic push-up, but with your hands starting at 10 and 2 (if your body is making a clock-shape).
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How to do it: Stagger the hands one in front of the other, continue as you would with a classic push-up. Mix up the hands, swapping front for back, between sets.
How to do it: A classic pushup, keeping elbows tucked in close to the body, done super slow. On the upward phase, remember to exhale and move quickly. Only the downward phase is done in a slow fashion.
How to do it: As you lower in your pushup, lift your leg and pull the knee up toward the shoulder. Swap legs as you continue.
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How to do it: Bring the hands into a diamond shape on the floor below you, lower down. This move is notorious for sculpting excellent triceps.
How to do it: Complete a classic push-up, then raise your body up into a side plank. Hold for a couple seconds, then return back to your next push-up.
How to do it: Lift one leg several inches off the floor, and complete a classic push-up.