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an exercise in which the body is alternately raised from and lowered to the floor by the arms only, the trunk being kept straight with the toes and hands resting on the floor
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TARGET AREA : Press ups develop the pectoral muscles and triceps, with added benefits to the deltoids and the midsection as a whole.
So while a 30-year-old 6ft 17 stone recruit will still have to master 44 press ups and 50 sit-ups in two minutes and run a mile-and-a-half in ten minutes 30 seconds to get into the Army, their position in later years may do little to help their fellow recruits while on active duty.
Now - following 1,000 press ups every day since January - he has recreated his medal-winning "crucifix" feat on the rings and is raising money for Comic Relief in the process.
FITNESS TEST: Sit ups, press ups and lunges can all improve the condition of your body; ON THE MOVE: The Army's fitness regime keeps soldier ready for action PIC: PA
Take 'em off and do 200 press ups in your boxers then 20 circuits of the school yard in your bare feet.
His achievements are listed as having done the most press ups in one year after doing 1,500,230, averaging 4000 per day.