BENEFITS: In any variation of a press-up
, a person will be lifting about 65% of their body weight.
is an extension exercise used to reduce pain and increase motion in patients with Lumbar Dysfunction Syndrome.
TV presenters Angellica Bell and Matt Baker had joined in chats wishing him well on social networking site Twitter - and Angellica even attempted the gruelling press-up
The three groups joined together to take on the mighty Royal Marines Commando 1,000 Press-up
Exercise of the week (view The Journal's video section) Start in the press-up
position, bend one knee forward and keep it off the ground with your back as straight as you can.
Also known as push-ups, press-ups
are a great way to tone and shape the upper body without requiring any exercise equipment.
In a full press-up
, the back and legs are straight and off the floor - but there are less difficult options.
David's Face book group is called Tame Press-Up
Challenge on the website.
He also managed to do 60 press-ups
on stage, explaining: "There's a bit of a press-up
competition on at the moment.
The 41-year-old, who weighs in at 19 stones, will execute each press-up
with his arms outstretched and all his weight balanced on the tips of his fingers and toes.
GET SET: Start in the press-up
position with elbows tucked in GO: Lower your chest to floor, then press back up
Paddy will then aim to beat the five-minute back of hands press-up
record in August, before representing the UK at the World Record Festival, in Germany, in September, where he will attempt a martial arts boxing punch kick record.