Clap Push-up

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Clap Push-up

Instructions

Preparation

Lie on floor face down and position hands on floor. With toes on floor, push body up with arms extended and body straight.

Execution

Lower body to floor and immediately push body up as fast as possible. As the hands leave ground, rapidly clap hands together and place back to original position, catching body before it falls. Repeat.

Comments

Keep hips and waist straight. As with any plyometic, ensure solid strength foundation is first achieved. Joints, particularly shoulders should be free of biomechanical deficiencies:

Easier

Begin with conditioning period of easier exercises. If exercise is too difficult, pivot off of knees instead of toes by flexing knees.

Harder

Increase number of repetitions or number of claps between push-ups as ability improves. Place toes on elevated platform to vary angle of exercise.

Classification

 Utility: Plyometric
 Mechanics: Compound
 Force: Push

Force (Articulation)

Dynamic

Static

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