7 Secret Push Up Exercise Variations
Fullerton, California - In this new Boot Camp FX workout video with Curtis Ludlow you'll discover 7 secret push up variations.
Push ups are most commonly used to increase upper body strength and endurance.
However, they're also a great exercise for improving abdominal strength and core stability.
In this video you'll see a demonstration of a basic push up followed by 7 of my favorite push up variations.
If you're interested in upper body strength a great way to test yourself is with push ups.
Get a beach towel and roll it up so that it's approximately 2 inches in diameter.
Place it under your chest.
When your chest touches the towel in the down position immediately push yourself back up until your elbows lock out.
Perform as many basic full range push ups as possible in one minute. Record your number.
Test again in 4-weeks.
Shoulders positioned over hands.
Shift weight forward to upper body.
Thrust feet back into push up position.
Descend into push up. Chest touches ground.
Push yourself back up and thrust both knees in toward your chest in one motion.
Attempt to complete a full revolution. Land softly and immediately descend into your next repetition upon landing.
Push yourself up into the air explosively.
Hands reach for knees while in the air. Land softly. Do not attempt unless you can do 50 consecutive basic push ups or 20 military push ups.
Start with hips high. Knees locked. Arms straight and in line with spine.
Descend into push up position while attmpting to maintain angle between hip and spine, keeping hips high.
Push yourself up. Keep abs tight. Don't allow hips to sag.
Start with chest, knees and feet on the ground.
Push chest off the ground. Attempt to move from the top of your head to your hip as one segment.
Push ups while holding kettlebells or dumbbells.
Descend as low as possible while keeping hips in line with head and feet.
Keep abs tight and hips high and then push yourself back up into your starting position.
At top of your range of motion lift one of the weights off of the ground. Repeat on the other side.
Descend into the starting position of your push up. Chest on the ground. Abs tight.
While keeping alignment between head, hips, and feet push yourself back up
At top of your range of motion raise one arm into the air. Then rotate to one side. Hold for a two count. Then reverse the motion and repeat on the other side.
Publication Date: April 2, 2012