Harvard Health Blog
The rise of push-ups: A classic exercise that can help you get stronger
By: Matthew Solan, Executive Editor, Harvard Menís Health Watch This post was updated on February 18, 2019 The morning of my 50th birthday in May I did something I had not tried in a long time. I dropped to the floor and did 50 push-ups, one for each year. I had to break it up into sets and the last few where shaky, but I did it.