3 of the Best: This Week's Top Articles, Vol. 12
These pieces have caught your attention throughout the week. So here they are in one place for you to consume, digest, and enjoy.
Breaking Muscle HQ
Avoid These Push Up Mistakes to Protect Your Wrists
If push ups leave your wrists begging for mercy, these technique tweaks are for you.
7 Plyometric Exercises to Build Power Quickly
Plyometric exercises are the key to increasing your power, improving your reaction time, and taking your athleticism to the next level.
Strength Training for Yogis: Push Ups for a Powerful Chaturanga
It's easy to lose good form if you don't have the upper body strength for repeated chaturanga.
How to Achieve Your First One-Arm Push Up
Master your bodyweight control by learning how to create maximum muscular tension.
3 Ways to Build Lean Muscle With Bodyweight Exercise
Bodyweight exercise is a deceptively complex form of training that is perfect for safely making big gains.
Why Knee Push Ups Won't Make You Any Stronger
Stop doing the modified push up where your knees are on the floor. They're probably doing more harm than good.
Planche Push Up Drills for Ultimate Strength and Control
In a planche push up, you balance on just your hands. Learn the principles and progressions to get you there.
Breaking Muscle HQ
How to Progress Your Way to a Perfect Push Up
Dialing in your form and starting with the right progressions are the key to mastering the ultimate bodyweight exercise.
For the Push Up Pros: Can You Do All These?
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?
Becca Borawski Jenkins
EMG Analysis of the Bench Press and Push Up
A new study investigated the effectiveness of push ups versus the bench press, and found they have a lot in common.
Video: Ben Musholt - 3 Dive Bomber Push Up Variations
In this video, Ben demonstrates three variations of the classic dive bomber push up: a wall-plank dive bomber, a renegade row dive bomber, and a BOSU ball dive bomber.
Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 81
Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the seven most popular articles of the week. This week: push ups, weightlifting shoes, anatomy, eggs, sports etiquette, and more!
Breaking Muscle HQ
Pimp Your Push Up: 3 Common Mistakes and 5 Challenging Variations
Push ups - the purest, most powerful tool in your training arsenal. That is, provided you know how to use it! There's doing push ups - and there's doing push ups well.
Everything Is a Plank (If You're Doing It Right, That Is)
When it comes to ab work I start with the plank. People ask why we start here and the answer is simple - because it teaches you how to find and keep neutral spine and the correct bracing sequence.
Video: Sean Waxman - Olympic Weightlifting Drills: Halting Explosive Push Up to Plates
The halting explosive push up to plates is a simple exercise that builds strength and explosiveness in the upper body.
How to Maximize Strength and Size With Bodyweight Exercise
Today we’re going to look at a few of the easiest ways to add difficulty to your bodyweight training in order to maximize strength and size. You just might be surprised at how effective these are.
Video: Athletic vs Aesthetic, Part 2 - Endurance vs. Strength
Why is the bench press considered a strength movement and the push up considered an endurance movement? Let's talk about this and why it's not actually true.
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