Feeling strong? How about trying some animal push-ups? This is an exercise in which the sand helps absorb the impact of your movements, but it's also one that requires strength and determination. Animal push-ups take the traditional and go further, demonstrated by celebrity personal trainer Mike Donavanik (www.mikedfitness.com). This is a plyometric exercise: one that develops power using quick, explosive movements.
What it does: This plyometric exercise is functional and dynamic and trains fast-twitch muscle fibers through explosive movement. If done in the sand, it offers even more resistance, since the ground has some give, making every push-off more difficult. The drill increases upper and lower body strength and improves the cardiovascular system.