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It's easy to lose good form if you don't have the upper body strength for repeated chaturanga.
Stop doing the modified push up where your knees are on the floor. They're probably doing more harm than good.
Some of these goals might take years to accomplish. But using them as long-term aims can be great for training motivation.
I have seen thousands of fit people who train often but still fail fitness tests because they did not get specific in their training.
To achieve a one-arm push up, we will utilize many different hand positions and ranges of motion.
Do you think you have mastered the push up? Try these ten advanced push up variations for size.
Most people will hit their target within a month just by using more targeted training and diligent daily practice.
Think you know push ups? What about wrist push ups, one-arm push ups, and dive bombers? And can you do the variations of each of those?
This week, Al demonstrates the wrist push up, also known as a back-of-the-hand push up.
A new study investigated the effectiveness of push ups versus the bench press, and found they have a lot in common.
There are a lot of different ways to train for the one-arm push up. Here are five of Al's favorites
These advanced bodyweight variations are excellent for strengthening your hands and fingers.
Truth be told, I shed a tear every time I witness a band-assisted, short range-of-motion pull up.
A demonstration and explanation of four stability ball exercises to replace common machines and movements.
In this video, Ben Musholt demonstrates two inverted exercises to develop shoulder and back strength. These skills are great for mixed martial artists and parkour traceurs.
If you practice martial arts, then you need to strength train in order to maximize your performance. Here are the top five bang-for-your-buck exercises for fighters.
In this video, Ben describes and demonstrates a simple progression for learning from a one-armed push up.
The halting explosive push up to plates is used to help improve upper body strength and explosiveness.