Because they involve full-body strength and recruit many muscles, push-ups can be particularly challenging. But if you're struggling with this demanding move, don't throw in the towel just yet. Rather, try to notice where you're experiencing the most difficulty. Listen to your body — it'll tell you where your limitations lie.
Once you pinpoint your weaknesses, you can work on improving them. Here, Geoff Tripp, CSCS, certified personal trainer and head of fitness at Trainiac, shares some of the most common signs to look for, plus tips to help you hammer out push-ups like a drill sergeant.