This has got to be the best video I’ve seen of pushups. These strong women (and a couple of guys) do some things with pushups that inspire me to train harder. I’m not sure if this was shot in one single day, but you can tell from her exhaustion at one point, that she’d done enough.
I did a review of the perfect pushup a few months ago which is a fantastic product, but as far as I’m concerned, pushups are the simplest of “kick your ass” exercises because they can be performed anywhere, anytime, by anyone. Various pushup variations keep things interesting and target different parts of your anatomy.
Pushups are a part of the 20 minute kick your ass workout I posted a few weeks back.
There’s nothing wrong with setting a goal of 25 to 50 push ups a day, in as many sets as it takes, to keep in shape at the office, at home or while traveling. I’ll be doing them daily when I’m hiking to Everest base camp this fall.