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Put a bit more oomph into your push-up

Put a bit more oomph into your push-up

You're familiar with the push-up, right? Well, trainer Bob Harper of NBC's "The Biggest Loser" has a few tweaks that he says will produce a more effective exercise.

What it does

The traditional push-up is largely a chest and shoulder exercise, done with elbows pointing out to the side while you lower the body to a few inches off the ground and then return to the starting position. And there's nothing wrong with it. But Harper's tweaks put the triceps to work and increase the range of motion.

What to do

Assume the traditional push-up position: Hands on the floor, a little wider than shoulder distance, and torso and lower...