Try These Advanced Push-Up Variations for a More Challenging Workout

I recently joined the team at Cressey Sports Performance as head group fitness instructor, and I’ve noticed that a lot of people (athletes included) have trouble with Push-Ups.

That’s why I want to show you ways we use the Push-Up in group training. When a Push-Up is done correctly, it has a lot going for it. Not only can it help you get stronger, it can also burn fat and make you a better athlete.

The Push-Up teaches you to move all the different parts of your body as one.

Source: Why Push-Ups Are Great and Five Ways to Make Them Harder

Let’s add the Plyometric Pushup (Clapping) or go completely airborne with the Superman Pushup (the jumping one or the fully-extended one), You can go off the ground with Plyo as well.

Please, if you’re going to attempt those, start on a padded surface and do not land with locked elbows. Do these really work your chest the way grounded pushups do? No, but they’re a lot of fun, or if you’re just one of those people that has to get Bro-Points.