The push-up is a popular bodyweight exercise that is commonly used in military and tactical physical fitness tests. It’s a classic movement to build upper-body muscle and strength, emphasizing the chest, triceps, and shoulders, but also working the upper back and core.
Strengthens the chest, triceps, shoulders, and abdominals
Increases core strength and hip stability
Engages lower-body muscles to maintain plank position
Easy to regress or progress by raising or lowering torso
Can add pauses or manipulate tempo to increase difficulty