By Kelsey Cannon
The pushup looks incredibly simple. So much so, it’s a foregone conclusion that everyone knows how to do it.
But while most folks get the basics—lower your body to the floor by bending your elbows!—there are 10 ways you can make this exercise even better, says Sean Dispelaere, expert trainer for Men’s Health Thrive. And we’ve detailed each of those technique tweaks here. Fair warning: You may not be able to remember each of these form tips the next time you do a pushup, so start by implementing one or two. Master those, and then focus on one or two more—and so on.
And don’t get us wrong: The pushup is still simple, of course. Only now it’ll be even more effective.