Let’s get one thing out of the way: I LOVE bodyweight training.
Now that doesn’t mean I don’t love barbells, kettlebells and all other such training modalities, but the most special place in my heart is most certainly reserved for calisthenics.
I also happen to think that for most people’s goals, bodyweight training or perhaps, more specifically, bodyweight training for the upper body can be a very efficient and effective approach to getting strong, staying sexy and keeping Father Time at bay.
By using the various different kinds of push ups, rows, dips and pull ups, you can build a strong and balanced body whilst having fun and learning new movement skills.
Most people’s first exposure to this type of training comes via the classic push up, an excellent way to begin building upper body pressing strength. However, this is merely the tip of the iceberg and in this series, I’m going to be introducing some more advanced push up variations that will be focused on increasing strength, mobility and power.
In this first tutorial, I’ll introduce a couple of excellent push up variations that will help build a foundation for the more challenging variations to come.
Check it out!