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Plyometric Push-Up

Plyometrics / Cardiovascular / Calisthenics / Expert
  • Chest
  • Shoulders
  • Forearms
  • Abs
  • Triceps
  • Middle Back
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How to do the Plyometric Push-Up - Learn Proper Plyometric Push-Up Form

  1. Step 1: Assume a standard push-up position with your hands shoulder with apart. Hands should be position under your shoulders on the floor.
  2. Step 2: Begin exercise by bending at the elbows and lowering your body to the ground, while keeping your body in a straight line.
  3. Step 3: Next, explode up from the down position and push yourself off the ground so that your hands leave the floor.
  4. Step 4: Drop back down onto your hands and immediately lower back down into the next push-up.

Plyometric Push-Up Variations and Plyometric Push-Up Alternatives

  1. Variation 1: Quickly clap your hands in the air immediately after you push off the ground.
  2. Variation 2: Perform with your feet on a decline bench.
  3. Variation 3: Perform with a weighted vest on.

Plyometric Push-Up Tips

  1. Tip 1: Be sure to exhale as you push up off the floor.
  2. Tip 2: Do not allow your hips to sag. Keep your body in a straight line throughout the exercise.
  3. Tip 3: Do not land on your hands with elbows locked. Try to land as soft as possible on your hands. This can be done by immediately lower yourself back down into a push-up as soon as you hands touch the ground.

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Plyometric Push Up Muscles Worked

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Plyometric Push Up Equipment

Plyometric Push Up Training Details

The plyometric push-up is a plyometrics, cardiovascular, and calisthenics exercise that primarily targets the chest and to a lesser degree also targets the shoulders, forearms, abs, triceps, and middle back.

The only plyometric push-up equipment that you really need is the following: exercise mat. There are however many different plyometric push-up variations that you can try out that may require different types of plyometric push-up equipment or maye even require no equipment at all.

Learning proper plyometric push-up form is easy with the step by step plyometric push-up instructions, plyometric push-up tips, and the instructional plyometric push-up technique video on this page. The plyometric push-up is a push exercise for those with a expert level of physical fitness and exercise experience. Watch the plyometric push-up video, learn how to do the plyometric push-up, and then be sure and browse through the plyometric push-up workouts on our workout plans page!

Plyometric Push Up Sports

Plyometric Push Up Force Type: Push
Plyometric Push Up Mechanics Type: Compound
Plyometric Push Up Other Names: Plyometric Push-Ups, Plyometric PushUps, Plyometric Push Ups, clap push ups, clap pushups,
1 Review
  • TylerS
    about 3 years ago #

    Completed quite a few of these on my way to Clap Push-ups! Definitely a necessary step between regular and the clap push-ups. I like to trying to push off higher and higher with each rep (but that's not usually how it goes.. lol).