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push up

1. verb To shove, thrust, or press someone or something forcibly upward. A noun or pronoun can be used between "push" and "down." Push up the hatch so I can access the control panel. I pushed her up so she could scale the wall.
2. verb To advance something to an earlier status of production. Often used in passive constructions. A noun or pronoun can be used between "push" and "up." The project has been pushed up so it can be released before Christmas. The boss wants us to push the latest software patch up, but I don't think we can finish it any sooner.
3. noun An exercise in which one lies flat on one's stomach, pressing one's body up with one's hands while one's toes or knees remain on the ground. Typically spelled with a hyphen or as a single word. If you can't afford to go to a gym, push ups are a great all-around upper-body workout. I can't do normal push-ups, so I just do them on my knees. I really need to start working out—I can't even do a single pushup!
See also: push, up

push someone or something up

to raise or lift someone or something. Jake is sliding down again. Push him up. Push up the window, please.
See also: push, up
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Those who could do more than 40 push-ups during a time test were e 96% less likely to develop a heart problem compared to those who could do no more than 10.
The researchers then tried to determine if there was an association between how the firefighters did on the push-up test and these cardiovascular outcomes.
A new study by researchers fromHarvard Universityhas found that men who can do more than 40 push-ups have a 'significantly' lower risk of heart disease, including coronary artery disease and heart failure.
What muscles are used in push-up exercises?, https://www.livestrong.com/article/17377-muscles-used-pushup-exercises/.
Aside from being part of a charity initiative, the TFW venues also aim to set a new Guinness Book of Records achievement for the most people doing push-ups in the same minute around the world.
Each tab has a barber's initial and the number of push-ups.
"So the push-ups are a very universal kind of movement, proving physical abilities, and that's why I like it."
Giving a quick lesson in how to speak basic push-up, Martins explains the fundamental conversation topics: wooing, warring, and arriving at a really great rock.
Special forces hero Colin Maclachlan barked orders as volunteers aged between eight and 80 did 22 push-ups each to set an unofficial UK record.
Then all of the sudden, Ramondetta, the most push-up dude of the trip, called it out, "That's ten for all of us."
Muscular Mohammed Awadhi put his strength to the test over the weekend in a fitness challenge competition and picked up a prize for his push-up prowess.
The most important one for me every day is the plank, where I'm in a push-up position and I hold it.
As for the training it took to embark on such a challenge, Clarke said she has been following an intense daily push-up regime, as well as upper body and core training for over a year.
One of the featured exercises was the push-up, and this is a good induction to using your fitball.
'Magandang mensahe, symbolic ang push-up at ang mura and everything, but it should go beyond that.