Women and men face different challenges when performing push-ups. But there are ways to get around those and perfect your technique.

Step 1
Get into a high plank position. Place your hands firmly on the ground, directly under shoulders.

Step 2
Lower your body as you inhale until your chest almost touches the floor. Keep your back flat and eyes focused about three feet in front of you to keep a neutral neck.

Step 3
Exhale and press your upper body back up to the starting position while squeezing your chest.

Step 4
After a brief pause back at high plank position begin to lower yourself again for as many repetitions as needed.

If you need a less intense variation you can either bend your legs at the knees or perform against the wall instead of the floor.