GETTING FIT: The humble push-up: a metaphor for life itselfMore than a mere exercise, the humble push-up can be viewed as nothing less than a metaphor for life itself. Think of its motion as mirroring the cyclical, up-and-down nature of existence, almost Sisyphean in movement. Often, as in life, you are pushing against your own weight, seeking to overcome self-imposed limits. To perform it well, it takes backbone - both literally and in terms of fortitude.
By: Sam McManis, McClatchy Newspapers