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Push-Up Success – 2 Styles Of Push-Ups To Get Your Upper-Body Jacked!

Push-Up Success – 2 Styles of Push-Ups to Get Your Upper-Body Jacked!

I have found that many people have the mindset that they can’t get into shape without the use of a fully equipped gym. This couldn’t be further from the truth. As a matter of fact you can probably make bigger gains in terms of fitness by learning how to manipulate your own body-weight in an effectively structured push up workout. If you aren’t used to doing exercises such as push-ups and squats then when you give these movements a try you tend to find out just how challenging they can be. Give the following 2 push-up variations a try and I guarantee you’ll know what I’m talking about!

1. Staggered Kettlebell Push-Ups: To execute this drill you will only need the use of a single kettlebell. If you don’t have a kettlebell then any object of similar height and sturdiness that you can comfortably place your hand on will do. To begin this drill simply place the kettlebell with the handle laying down on the ground pointing towards your feet. Place one hand on the rounded portion of the bell and one hand on the ground. Make sure your hands are about shoulder width distance apart. Next, all you have to do is perform the desired number of push-ups. Attempt to do 10 on that one side and then switch hands. You will see real quick just how difficult these can be.

2. Elevated Leg Push-Up: This is a simple style of push-up that requires nothing more than your own body-weight. To start, get into a standard upright push-up position. Next, simply raise one foot off of the ground. Do not cross it over the leg that is still on the floor, just simply raise it up. Now all you have to do is execute the desired number of push-ups with that one leg raised. This is way more intense than your standard style because of the extra distribution of weight over to the side that is still stationary to the floor. Make sure you don’t arch your back. Maintain proper technique throughout the exercise. Perform 10 to 15 on each side for a single set. Practice these killer push ups and watch your upper-body gains explode!

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I'm a Certified Strength And Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and author. I have had over 17 years experience in MMA fitness, strength and conditoning, and athletic performance for most every sport. As an author and specialist I've written close to a million words on fitness and strength. I'm also a Muay Thai practictioner and enjoy helping others to reach their peak potential through fitness and performance.

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