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This exercise is free as in beer, and a great way to start your day.

Try 50 of these first thing in the morning, every morning. No matter what you’ve got ahead of you, it’ll make you more prepared. If you feel get tired of this, substitute chair squats or bicycle curls. The idea is to get the blood moving before you go sit at your desk for eight hours.

Muscles affected by doing pushups

  1. chest
  2. hands, forearms, biceps, triceps
  3. feet, calves, quads, hamstrings
  4. abs
  5. shoulders, traps, upper back, lower back
  6. glutes

Other Benefits

  • They can increase human growth hormone, boosting overall muscle growth.
  • They're free! No gym memberships required
  • You can do them at any time anywhere
  • They're also great for your heart and cardiovascular system
  • You only really need to do them for about 30 minutes a week if you're super lazy