“As you get stronger, you go from a heavy band to a medium band and then to a light band,” she says. “And at some point you'll be able to do it without the bands!” Although progress won't happen overnight, “one day you'll be able to push up without a band… don't give up,” she says.
If you've already mastered your standard push-ups and are looking for a new challenge, try one of these six push-up variations to spice things up. On the other hand, if the trick doesn't work for you, don't be discouraged! As you are building your strength, the beginner-friendly incline push-ups may be a better option.