5 BEST PUSH-UP VARIATIONS

If you’re a gym rat, push-ups are most likely part of your training regime; purely because the movements work in targeting the main muscles of your body – arm, chest, and core.

Push-ups are incredibly basic and can be done anywhere, and you can easily build up intensity by adding weights, changing the elevation, and moving your feet and hand position.

So other than the normal push-up stance, here are 5 others you ought to try to up your training program, and to add a little spice to it.

ELEVATED PUSH UP

Starting with the classic push-up position, make sure your legs are on an elevated platform, and push up from there. Build up the intensity and elevate yourself more.

SPIDERMAN

Starting again with in the classic push-up position, lower yourself and as you do so bring your right knee towards your elbow, ensuring it’s off the ground. Press back up to starting position and rotate as you go back down.

DUMBBELL ROTATION

Gripping dumbells in starter push-up position, lower yourself and as you push yourself up raise your right arm upwards above your left shoulder (your body making a T shape). Lower the dumbbell and yourself down and repeat with your left arm.

DIAMOND PUSHUP

Instead of having your hands at shoulders width (as per normal push-up stance), use your hands and create a shape of a diamond.

HAND STAND

And because we believe in pushing you to your limits, kick up against a wall and gently lower yourself until your head slightly touches the ground, then raise yourself up.