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Push-up prowess

The push-up is arguably the simplest exercise for developing the upper body and core, and because it uses a portion of your own bodyweight, it is quintessentially a functional training movement. The standard push-up can be overplayed, however, but infinite variations can be achieved simply by changing angles, increasing reps or adding power to keep it as fresh as it is functional. Here are four versions that level you up from beginner to super athletic.

LEVEL 1: TRX INCLINE PUSH-UP

Because of the moveable straps, pushups done on a TRX develop stability and control, teaching your rotator cuffs and core

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