LEARN HOW TO USE THE PUSH UP TO DEVELOP
The Push ups is one of my favorite exercise and can be manipulated in many different ways to accommodate whatever type of training you are currently doing. The Push up along with the pull-up in my point of view are two exercise that can always be manipulated in some way to challenge everyone. While the push up can be geared toward strength, endurance etc I will focus on how to incorporate it into power training.
MY TOP 3 FAVORITE PUSH UP VARIATION FOR DEVELOPING POWER
Band Push Up
The band push up is very simple and the intensity can be manipulated based on the resistance band you are using. One key thing is to make sure is you are keeping your core tight and the band isn’t causing you to curve your spine as this can lead to injury. The goal is to explode up with as much power as you can.
Clapping Push Up
When most people think of doing push up for power the first thing that comes to mind is clapping push ups. And for very good reason. As the old saying goes if it’s not broken don’t fix it. Simply get into a the bottom of a Push up position and explode up with as mush power as you can clapping your hands together and back down. ( It might be a good idea to use a pillow or anything soft under your face if it’s your first time )
Explosive push off push up
– These are very similar to the clapping push up except you land on an elevated surface on the sides of you, then you go back down.