If you think that "regular" push ups are too easy, try them with Pilates balls - much more difficult!
- It's recommended to do this exercise on a yoga or exercise mat to prevent your feet from sliding; however, you can do this on the floor without a mat as well. Have a small Pilates ball under each hand. Set up in the push up position, with your hands directly below your shoulders and your body forming a straight line.
- Keeping your core engaged, inhale and bend your elbows, keeping them close to your sides. Go down as far as you can without collapsing.
- Exhale and push yourself back up to the start position.
Repeat 8-12 times, rest, then repeat the exercise if desired.