Think you can't do regular pushups? This guide will take you from "No way" to "Hooray!" in a few weeks.
If you've been wanting to make the move from modified pushups (the ones with your knees on the floor) to straight-leg pushups, doing more of the modified kind won't necessarily get you there.
Instead, use this three-step progression to engage and build all the muscles you'll need. The trick: Start on an elevated surface and work down to the ground over the next few weeks, says New York City trainer Nick Mastropasqua, CPT, who showed Dr. Oz The Good Life reader Larissa B. how to do each move. Let's get started!