Previously in the 2014 World Championships Training Hall … (Video also on Facebook and Instagram @atginsta) In German we have the expression “Not macht erfinderisch”, which translates to “Necessity is the mother of invention”. This is definitely true for athletes in the worlds training hall who want to do more than just Snatch, C&J and Squat. […]
Jim from Beastskills makes progress on his way to the Reverse Muscle Up. Remember he also had this video where he does Reverse Muscle Ups on Boxes. Here he is doing Pelican Push Ups. These require not only a great deal of strength, but also good shoulder flexibility. In case you haven’t already seen it here is […]
Dorsal Push Ups. Put these in your ever increasing bag of shoulder flexibility exercises.
Do some plyo push ups. You never know when you’re gonna need them. See Charlie Duke (Apollo 16 astronaut) doing plyo push ups on the moon 🙂
Huang Xu with an interesting handstand push-up variation. More like Handstand, shoulder stand push-up. Thanks to the reader who submitted this via the submit Blog Input Form.
Hardest Push Ups? I don’t know about that. Certainly looks hard on your wrists. More like a bodyweight triceps extension. Giuliano Stroe does Romanian Stick Push Ups (RSP, that’s their official name). Edit: Just tried it using some dumbbell handles (couldn’t find my custom made Romanian sticks) and it definitely feels as awkward as it looks.
In case you wondered how much weight you move during a push-up, here’s a chart from Zatsiorsky’s Science and Practice of Strength Training (via). “Percentages of body weight supported by the hands during push-ups at various postures” Coincedently, Charles Poliquin also posted something about the efficacy of push-ups. A new study in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research […]
Giuliano Stroe does a couple of 90 degree push ups… on rings.
Here is a fun little finisher. Not just for MMA athletes… Rubber band resisted side walk Push ups with chains. Don’t have chains? Use rubber a second rubber band around your back.