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4. Monkey Push Up
- Start in a traditional push-up position.
- Press up, and when your arms are fully extended, rotate and kick left leg underneath your body and out to the right side, as you see here.
- Repeat with right leg. Again, alternate sides for a total of 20 reps (each side gets 10).
Basso says: “By adding this rotation, you’re developing the oblique muscles while getting the benefit of a regular push-up. It’s also a great stretch reflex for the chest muscles.”