A Beginner’s Guide to Strength Training

Master the weight room with tips from Equinox's Kristy DiScipio.

6. Horizontal Push (Pushup)

How to do it: Lie face down on the ground. Plant your hands, with your fingers spread wide and your arms shoulder-width apart. Tuck your toes under, place the balls of your feet on the ground, and extend your legs. Engage your core and keep a long spine as you press your hands firmly into the ground and push yourself up to straight arms. Lower yourself back down by bending your elbows to return to starting position. Note: You can begin with bent knees and work your way up to straight ones as you get stronger.