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push-up in Other sports topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpush-upˈpush-up noun [countable usually plural] American English  DSOan exercise in which you lie on the floor on your chest and push yourself up with your arms syn press-up British English
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push-upA beginner starts with about 25 push-ups and then gradually over the following months builds the count up to 100.Then he did exercises he had learned in the Armystraddle jumps, deep knee bends, sit-ups and push-up.I would start shaving regularly, taking fruit salts in the morning, and doing push-ups before breakfast; no naps.Sometimes his thinking failed altogether and he found himself doing push-ups instead.With that mind-set, everything else becomes secondary to the ability to deliver the next quarterly earnings push-up.Hand conditioning: knuckle push-ups, taking care to keep the body straight.Even the opening titles rolled over some naked panting, which merely turned out to be Levin doing his morning push-ups.It is followed by traditional push-ups.