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Make peace with the push-up

Make peace with the push-up

Originally Published: August 6, 2011
By Dana Sullivan Kilroy

It's a given that strength training is part of your fitness routine. But do you know how strong your often-neglected upper body truly is? Performing a one-repetition max test -- the amount of weight you can bench-press -- has long been considered the best way to assess arm, chest, and back strength. "But if you haven't trained properly, and you don't use a spotter who knows what he or she is doing, it can be dangerous," said Peter Melanson, M.S., C.S.C.S., the manager of the education department ...

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