Advanced Push-ups Tutorial

Ask most people how to make push-ups harder and they’ll tell you to do more reps.

In fact you often see competitions of how many push-ups you can you do non stop (the world record is 10, 507!).

This is a great way to train if you want to build muscular endurance.

What if your goal is to get stronger or build more muscles mass?

Would you do as many reps as you could with a low weight performing the bench press?

Of course not and calisthenics is no different!

To build true pushing strength, you need to progress the exercise to a level that requires super-human levels of strength.

Enter the One Arm Push-up and the Handstand Push-up!

One Arm Push-up Progressions

Handstand Push-up Progressions

Pike Push-ups

By | April 26th, 2015|Categories: Deltoid, Handstand Push-ups, Triceps, Tutorial|

The next progression after decline push-ups towards the handstand push-up, is the pike push-up. In this exercise, we move the arms so that they are in a vertical pressing position, rather than the horizontal pressing position used in push-ups. To make it easier than a handstand push-up, we simply put some weight through the legs.

By | 2018-06-14T11:05:35+00:00 March 13th, 2015|Push-ups, Tutorial|0 Comments

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Dave Mace is the founder and head coach of Maximum Potential Calisthenics. He takes great pleasure in motivating and inspiring others to succeed with their own bodyweight training. Success for him is measured in helping others (and himself) to achieve their maximum potential and perform feats of strength that you once thought were impossible!