Most guys abandon it for the bench press sometime around high school, and never think twice about it.
But the old-school exercise deserves respect. (We found 3 simple tricks to perfect your form and protect your shoulders: The Best Way to Do Pushups.) After all, physical fitness isn't just about moving iron--it's about how strong you are relative to your body weight. That's why only the fittest and toughest men can pound out tons of reps with no rest. And while the standard pushup targets your arms, chest, abs, back, and glutes muscles, these 25 all-new variations from BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., creator of Men's Health StreamFIT, will leave them begging for mercy.
See them in the video below. You'll never forget about the pushup again.
And for more than 200 follow-along workout videos from Gaddour, check out Men's Health StreamFIT today! (You can Bolster Your Shoulders, put your strength to the test--and grow bigger--with the ultimate overhead exercise.)