By this point, everyone knows what a pushup is. It's one of the most straightfoward, often-used exercises out there. Yet, very few know how to do one properly and with perfect form.

So if you're gonna drop and give 20, you might as well maximize what you get out of it by doing it the right way.

What follows are the no-doubt pushup guidelines that will ensure you never do one the wrong way again.

The steps

  • Hands at shoulder-width
  • Elbows tucked to sides
  • Engage your core 
  • Lock out at the top