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The amount of push-ups you can do may be a good predictor of your heart health according to the NY Times.

The amount of push-ups you can do may be a good predictor of your heart health according to the NY Times. How many push-ups can you do? Push-ups are a great upper body exercise that also focuses on upper core stability, while helping you stabilize your lower core and the surrounding muscles which include the lower and mid traps, shoulders as well as the lats. Some people do push-ups in multiple sets, although we advise that people do one set to fatigue for a better cardio workout.   The other reason is that exercising to fatigue is similar to how Read More »

Pushups can help reduce upper back pain and improve your posture. Here is some good advice on how to do them correctly.

Pushups can help reduce upper back pain and improve your posture.  Here is some good advice on how to do them correctly. While there are many things that can harm your posture, including sitting at a desk for hours hunched over a computer, there are things you can do to improve how you sit and how your upper back muscles work to keep you erect. Poor tone in the upper back extensors, which are often ignored even by those who exercise, can cause your shoulders to roll forward resulting in back pain, shoulder problems and even headaches. One of the Read More »