While we’re in the midst of a January Pull Up challenge, that hasn’t stopped us from doing a lot of push ups lately. Push ups are a great total body exercise because they force the core of the body to stabilize the mid-line and the legs are forced to contract isometrically to keep the body in a plank position. Here’s some variations of pushups from a video we shot several years back:

Mike Young

Mike Young

Director of Performance at Athletic Lab
Mike has a BS in Exercise Physiology from Ohio University, an MSS in Coaching Science from Ohio University & a PhD in Biomechanics from LSU. Additionally, he has been recognized as a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength & Conditioning Association, a Level 3 coach by USA Track & Field, a Level 2 coach by USA Weightlifting & a CrossFit Level 1 coach.
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@jimabeau For sprinting, vertical forces don't need to be minimized. - 9 hours ago
Mike Young
Mike Young