As in most of America – in fact, in the world – you are facing the coronavirus pandemic at home. But don't let the entry and exit of your residence stop you from doing something as easy and beneficial as exercising.
USA Part Two TODAY Working at Home Series (#WOFH) focuses on a staple of any exercise program: flexion.
It is the "classic bread and butter exercise", as Dr. Edward Phillips of Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, affiliated with Harvard, Harvard Health Publishing, once said.
It requires very little space and no equipment in exchange for lasting benefits.
But doing push-ups the right way is not as easy as some people do. Doing this correctly and getting the most out of a pushup can be difficult. What is the best way to do a pushup and why? What if you are still not strong enough to make the classic version?
This is where Brian Weschler, owner of CrossFit Enforce in Gaithersburg, Maryland, he enters. In the video at the top of this page, Weschler teaches classical flexion along with a scaled version. (Full disclosure: I am a member of your academy).
"It's a head to toe exercise, in which you keep your body rigid and move it through a full range of movements," said Weschler, 30, about flexion.
And you can start small.
"Try 10 sets of five," he said. "Rest two minutes between each set. You can make it difficult by adding more repetitions to each set."
Enough of words. Watch the video, learn and do some push-ups – and sign up for Good Sports, our weekly newsletter that will bring you more exercise tips at home and good stories from around the sports world.