Triple-Stop Pushup

The triple-stop pushup is an advanced progression of the standard pushup which emphasizes endurance and upper body strength. Incorporating the brief pauses in the exercise stimulates muscle growth and helps stabilize weak points.


  1. 10_A
    Get in the standard pushup position with your hands slightly wider than shoulder-width apart and arms fully extended.
  2. Triple-Stop Pushup
    Keeping your core tight, slowly lower your body to the ground, as though to perform a regular pushup. Instead of lowering all the way to the ground in one motion, pause briefly halfway to the ground.
  3. 10_C
    Continue the pushup, pausing briefly again at the bottom of the movement. As you return to start, pause again halfway to the top.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Avoid moving hips out of alignment. Instead, keep your core tight and back flat throughout the movement.