Start by performing 10 push-ups. Rest for 20 seconds and then do 9 push-ups. Continue "Down the Ladder" until you get to 1 push-up.
Ways to increase intensity include:
• start higher up the ladder (more reps)
• elevate feet while doing push-ups
• stay in push-up position the entire time
Doing push-up ladder sets will help increase pec musculature while also boosting metabolism to incinerate fat stores. Push-up ladders are an excellent finishing move for a workout, or a great stand alone workout when crunched for time.