4 Very Best Push-Up Variations to Get the Most Bang for Your Buck

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There aren't many things we'd consider fitness miracles (sorry, Shake Weight), but the push-up sure comes close. This no equipment, just body weight exercise may seem basic, but many experts call it the world's perfect exercise. Why? Well for starters, you'll score all-over body benefits: toned arms, shoulders, core, chest, and legs. Plus, you can literally do push-ups anywhere: at the gym, in your bedroom, or while watching the latest seat-grabbing episode of Scandal. True, this is a tough move to nail, but once you have the form down, the benefits come rolling in.

If you're ready for a bigger challenge, there are plenty of ways to switch up this stationary position, but not all are equally effective. Try these four push-up variations recommended by Ryan Hopkins, co-founder of SoHo Strength Lab in New York City.

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