EOW #4 – Joe’s Push Up Challenge

I am always looking for new ways to push my athletes out of their comfort zone and into strength development.

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Flying Aztec Push Ups

I am continuing my promise to post more articles and videos that I am reading from around the network, hopefully you enjoy these flying aztec push ups.

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New twist on the classic push up

Push ups are great and we use them with the young athletes for awhile before they even get to think about pressing weight. After they get more efficient at performing push ups, variations can be used.

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Think Pushups Are Boring? Ever Been to Prison?

Enter the Jail Yard pushups.  I posted up this variation when the Bull Strength Manual came out, but it was only pictures.  I received a handful of emails asking for a video so here it is, the Jail Yard Pushups. Before you watch it, I should say that apparently my athlete’s can’t count… Jail Yard…

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Mental Challenges and a Push Up Variation

Anyone get bored of push ups?  I love them and perhaps “bored” isn’t the right term, but I felt like there are ways to get more reps in a set, mentally and physically.  Hear me out. I’ll start with a little story.  I have a teacher colleague that used to play college football and is…

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Get These In Your Muscle Building Program!

I have been experimenting with Hindu Push Ups for my athletes over the last few months, and I have nothing but good to say about them.  The movement requires strength, flexibility, and utilizes many of the major muscles in the upper body.  You will feel these in your chest, shoulders, and triceps for sure.  Plus,…

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Bull Strength Exercise – Jail Yard Push-Ups

This exercise of the week comes from the upcoming Bull Strength Training Manual (due out by the end of the month).  **Update Bull Strength is now out!** Jail Yard Push-Ups – Since I train small groups of athletes we use Jail Yard push-ups as a finishing exercise on upper body day.  Instructions: Everyone gets into…

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