A press-up or push-up usually takes less than a second to do and the main focus is on upper body strength. Here is a variation which is far more serious and focused, it works the upper body and core but you also have no doubt that this is a whole body activity. This is a 30-second press-up - which takes 20 seconds to descend and then 10 seconds to return back to the start.
More difficult than it looks or sounds!
Here are a few pointers:
- Stay solid in the midsection, working the whole body as one unit.
- Relax no part of the body except the face.
- Ignore the timing. It's not about the 30 seconds total time, more about extending the time taken to do a usual press-up and paying attention to the experience as you lower and ascend.
- In the bottom position only have the hands and feet in contact with the ground.
- Give it a try!