NEWPORT BEACH, CA - MARCH 07: Broderick Crawford, top, a personal trainer at the Newport Beach Athletic Club, does push-ups with one of his clients, Dave Schweitzer of Laguna Hills. Crawford, a former Marine Drill Instructor, is also an advisor to TV shows such as "NCIS", "JAG", and "Criminal Minds."

///ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  well.crawford Ð 3/7/13 Ð LEONARD ORTIZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER Ð Broderick Crawford, a personal trainer at the Newport Beach Athletic Club -- was a Marine for years, then landed a gig in security for a TV show, then got some Hollywood clients to train on shows like "Criminal Minds" and "JAG." And now sees personal clients, as well as corporate ones like Billabong and PIMCO. He's also pursuing a Ph.D. focusing on prenatal care of Latinas. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz/Digital First Media/Orange County Register via Getty Images)
Health - Wellness
This Is How Many Pushups You Really Need To Do Every Day
Doing pushups daily has several health benefits, but one should be in proper form to prevent injuries and work the right muscles. Keep the back straight and keep the whole body in one straight line throughout the pushup, and when doing the exercise, the only things that should be moving are the elbows.
For beginners, start with 10 pushups and use an incline, like an exercise box or stepper, to get the proper form without using the knees. Intermediate exercisers can do 10 traditional pushups without the incline, and those more advanced can do 10 pushups with a pause at the bottom for more difficulty.
Always use proper form with every pushup and work slowly until there is no need to use the incline. Start with two to three sets of five, and move up to six reps until reaching three sets of 10, lowering the incline until the proper form and the goal are reached.