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.
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.