The Friday Fix: Push Up Progressions

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On April 29, 2018

The Problem:

One of the most fundamental strength movements in training is the push up. But how can you develop really solid push up form and keep it interesting once you’ve improved them?

The Fix:

Developing base strength in pushing is vital for health and strength development. Here I demonstrate a logical progression to help pushing strength.


Start at the beginning of the video and follow the progression and prescriptions noted. When you get to a move you can’t complete, stop. Try this 2x/week for a month and keep working up until you have solid strict push ups!
1. Midline Stability / Planks
2. Ring or Dip Isometric Holds
3. Eccentric (negative) Dips
4. Wall/Bench/Ring Pressing
5. Posterior Shoulder Stability (I , T , Ys)
6. Bench Press – Bar/DB
7. Push Ups – Modified –> Strict

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Last modified: April 29, 2018

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