Forget expensive exercise equipment and fussy props. A wall is all you need for this exercise. Doing a push-up against the wall is not as hard as a regular push-up, but it still gives your biceps, triceps and pectorals a little workout. Contracting your abdominals and back muscles during the exercise helps strengthen your core muscles.
To make the push-ups harder, move your feet farther away from the wall, or do them on the edge of your desk.
- Stand facing the wall, feet shoulder-width apart and about one foot (0.3 meter) from the wall.
- Place your palms on the wall at about shoulder height.
- Keeping your legs and back straight, bend your elbows and lean toward the wall as far as possible.
- Push yourself away from the wall to the starting position.
- Repeat 10 to 20 times.