Explosive Pushup

The explosive pushup is an upper body exercise that increases power and strength in the chest, shoulders and triceps. This exercise also improves muscular endurance and core stabilization.


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    Assume a pushup position with hands slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. Your body should form a straight line from your ankles to your head. This is your starting position.
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    Bend elbows and lower body until your chest nearly touches the floor.
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    Explosively press yourself up so that your hands leave the floor. Land with your arms extended and reset your body back to starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Do not let the elbows flare out. Keep the elbows close to your sides throughout.
  • Cushion the landing by slightly bending the elbows.
  • Keep your core tight and back flat throughout the movement.