Explosive push ups take the standard push up to a new level. And that level is, mid air!

explosive push up

Step 1: Get into the standard push up position with your hands and toes on the floor.

explosive push up

Step 2: Lower your chest to the ground, as usual.

explosive push up

Step 3: Instead of rising up like normal, you explode up. That way, your hands come up off the ground a few inches.

When your hands hit back down, absorb the shock with your arms.


(Explosive push ups are a good prerequisite to doing clapping pushups.)

Explosive Push Up video:

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  1. I got bored the regular push ups and started to do these (and spiderman push ups). Variations = workouts which aren’t tedious.

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