The push up exercise, or push ups, is a longtime bodyweight fitness favorite of many law enforcement and military agencies. It’s basic, but effective in developing upper body and core strength. I’ve had the pleasure of helping several law enforcement, fire department and military personnel get through their respective academies and boot camps. Getting these people to master push ups, their variation and hybrids has been integral in their success through the physical fitness portion of their training.
If you’d like to get better at push ups, or just want to add variety in your fitness program or plan, try these push up variations and hybrids.
In order as shown on the video:
Panther Push Up
Standard Push Up
Decline Push Up
Incline Push Up
Stilts (Elevated) Push Ups
-Stilts + Accomadating Resistance (Any variation can use resistance)
- Elevated Panther
- Elevated Panther Push Up
Beginner Push Up
Doing these movements on stilts (elevated platform) adds a balance dimension that makes the movement slightly more challenging.
Give these push ups, variations and hybrids a try. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. You can e-mail me or contact me on the various social networks (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram).