Traditional push-ups, tricep push-ups, TRX Atomic push-ups, we love them all. But there are other variations that you should be adding to your workouts:
Eccentric Push-ups: This is a traditional wide arm push-up but you have to go slowly, concetrating on the down release verses the press. Focusing on the easier (eccentric) phase of the exercise challenges the muscles differently.
Tricep Push-ups with Pikes: Bring the arms in close to body, hands by the chest and complete 4 tricep push-ups then lift the hips using your core to complete 4 abdmominal pikes.
Band Push-ups: Wrap a flat stretch band across your back and hold it as you complete your push-ups. Add more or less tension on the band as needed between sets. You can use a tube style resistance band but the flat band is more comfortable.
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