Have you ever heard of plyometric pushups?

plyometric pushups

Do you want to know how to improve your push ups?

Then you will certainly want to try this out right away.

How to Do Plyometric PushUps

plyometric (or “plyo”) –  …training focuses on learning to move from a muscle extension to a contraction in a rapid or “explosive” manner… (source)

  1. Place your toes on the ground.
  2. Extend your arms below your shoulders with palms flat on the ground.
  3. Bend at your elbows until the upper arms are parallel with the floor
  4. Then explosively press through your palms and try to push yourself off the surface.
  5. Keep your vision fixed on your fingertips.
  6. Breathe in while descending, exhale while ascending.

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How to Safely Improve Your Push Ups

Plyometric pushups are NOT appropriate for every situation.

I would discourage plyometrics on:

  • Incline PushUps or push ups with your hands on a chair
  • Hindu PushUps
  • Handstand PushUps

Ease your way into this movement with decline pushups with a wall…

If you fail, the worst that could happen is you kiss the wall.

And don’t go all Rocky” on me and start adding claps or behind the back claps if you’re new to plyometric pushups

You may hurt yourself.

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More about Plyometric Workouts

Essentially, with plyometric pushups

Do push ups like normal, but come up to the start position in one explosive push.

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