In elementary school, the competition of strength is: “How many push-ups can you do?”
But in high school, the competition shifts to: “How much you bench?”
I’m not sure why, but as athletes get older they begin to phase out bodyweight movements and phase in weightlifting movements. The push-up is no exception.
I suppose that I have an idea of why this might be the case. But to render those exercises that develop relative strength obsolete seems ludicrous to me. Especially when I see athletes unable to complete 40 push-ups in one set.
The purpose of this blog, however, is to provide many different variations to the push-up. With a list like this, an athlete will never outgrow the need to work on their push-up.
Click on the hyperlink below to see a video demonstration of each push-up variation.
- Knee Push-Up
- Traditional Push-Up
- Hand-Release Push-Up
- Ring Push-Up
- Hollow-Body Push-Up
- Parallette Push-Up
- Kipping Handstand Push-Up
- Strict Handstand Push-Up
- Ring Handstand Push-Up
- Freestanding Handstand Push-Up
- Planche Push-Up
EMOM x 12:00
Odd Minutes: 10 Push-Ups (you choose the variation)
Even Minutes: 200-meter Run