I can finally do real push-ups! What I have been doing is trying for 10 push-ups in as few sets as possible.
Today I did 4, 2, 1, 1. You will notice that is only 8. The last few I couldn't get back up so 8 it is.
I am amazed at the difference in stress on the lower back between incline push-ups and regulation push-ups. It really points out the fact that my core is not as strong as I think it is. LOL