Over the years, I've tried a lot of different kinds of workouts. And throughout them all, I've picked up a few favorite exercises that have really helped me see results. One of my favorites, believe it or not, are push ups and believe it or not, they're also considered to be one of the most perfect exercises of all time.
Not only do they give you Cameron Diaz arms, but they also work your abs (this is one of my favorite ab exercises ever - major results!) and lower back like crazy, not to mention your entire lower body, front and back. But aside from incredible strengthening and toning, the thing that really makes them work for you is the fact because you're working so many muscles at once, your heart rate is going up in a serious way and will boost your metabolism like crazy.
I've always thought it was ridiculous that push-ups on your knees were considered 'girl push ups' because the fact of the matter is, women are just as equally capable of doing full body push ups as men. And to help get you here, here are a few steps I learned to get you there.
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