Consistency is the key, so do this technique for at least 15 minutes every day. Make sure that your hands are moving from the outside of your body towards the middle. Modified Push Ups - Lie flat on your stomach with your knees bent, ankles crossed and palms facing down on the floor. Raise them with your elbows bent, making sure that they are perfectly aligned with your shoulders. Lean towards the wall until your face almost touches it before you push your body back to its initial position.