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Press-ups are a tough exercise to carry out well, but when done correctly work many muscles. The triceps (back of the arms) are the main arm muscles engaged, although deltoids (shoulders) get a workout too.
With the Press-up mat, the pectoral (chest) muscles are targeted and the abdominals are engaged due to the fact that the abdominals are used to keep the body straight.
It is hard to push the entire body weight up from the floor using only the arms, and so a good introduction to a press-up is to kneel and push the body up with knees on the floor. Once this is mastered, the progression is to a full press-up.