A long time ago, I thought that if you weren’t bench pressing, you were wasting your time with regards to your upper body training.
Luckily with age (and a little bit of experience), I realized that there was actually a lot more to upper body development than just bench pressing three times per week!
Nowadays, the push-up is a staple in both my training routines, as well as that of my clients and athletes.
But the biggest issue I run into when it comes to the push-up is monotony. Even if it’s an awesome exercise, if you do the same thing, week in and week out, things can get boring.
So in today’s video, I’m going to cover a handful of ways you can spice up your push-up training by incorporating trunk rotation into the mix.
Now that you’ve watched the video, here are a few key points:
- Make sure to reach. Even though we’re not always on a level surface (or sometimes in single-arm support) we can’t forget the basics! Make sure to reach the arm(s) long on each and every rep.
- Lock the abs in. Beyond just the trunk rotation aspect of these exercises, they all train the core in a unique way as well. Make sure to keep them locked in and stable throughout.
- Focus on quality vs. quantity. When most people here the words “push-up,” I think they automatically assume they should be able to do 30, 40 or even 50 or more reps. Instead, focus on fewer reps/set, and really dial in the technique and feeling the right muscles.
Next time you’re in the gym, give a few of these exercises a shot. I guarantee you’re going to love one (or all) of them!
All the best,