Three Push Up Variations That Will Blast Your Upper Body
Want to take your push ups to the next level? Here are three variations on the classic move that will leave your upper body burning.
1. Clap Push Up
Get in a press-up position, with your hands shoulder-width apart and back straight. Lower until your chest almost touches the floor then push up explosively, clapping your hands together before going straight into the next push-up.
2. Spiderman Push up
Bending at the elbows, lower your body until your chest nearly touches the floor. As you lower yourself, bring your right knee up to meet your right elbow just as your chest is approaching the ground. Pause for a count at the bottom, and then push yourself back to the starting position as quickly as possible. That’s one rep. Repeat on the opposite side.
3. Knuckle Push Up
Assume a pushup position, but form fists with your hands so your knuckles are flat against the floor.