If you don’t know how to do a press up, I would advise you check out our press up tutorial by clicking HERE. After you have learned to do a press up properly, you may be curious as to what other variations of the press up you can do and how each variation compliments different areas of the body.
Here I’m going to show you different press ups that you can try out today. Each different press up will benefit a specific part of the body. I hope you learn something from reading this.Wide Grip – More on chest less on triceps and shoulders, assume the normal press up position, slide your hands so they become wider apart, Make sure you still have room to allow your elbows to bend 90 degrees.Narrow Grip – This focuses more on your triceps and shoulders, position your hands closer together, if you can form a diamond with your thumbs and index fingers that’s ideal. Clap Press Up – As you reach the peak of your push up, launch yourself up into the air and clap your hands together. This variation builds explosive strength.Spider-man Push Up – Bring one knee to the same side elbow as you lower your body down, this exercise makes it much harder on your core. Including a regular press up, you now know 5 kinds of press ups. It’s possible to increase intensity of the press up without adding any extra weight. Try elevating your feet, the higher your feet are in the air as you perform a press up, the more weight is being put on your upper body, this in turn makes it much harder to execute. End game press ups are hand stand press ups. For an alternative way of increasing the intensity try holding one leg up in the air whilst you perform the press ups, switch legs for each set so there is equal distribution.