Incline Plyo Push-up

Classification

Utility: Plyometric
Mechanics: Compound
Force: Push
Function: Forward Push
Intensity: Medium

Instructions

Preparation

Place hands slightly wider than shoulder width on close end of elevated platform. Assume inclined plank position by placing forefeet on floor away from platform, shoulder width or slightly narrower. Position body and arms straight, perpendicular to one another.

Execution

Lower body towards platform by bending arms. In lower position, immediately push body up quickly allowing hands to raise off of platform edge. As body falls backs down, place hands back to original position, catching body before it falls. Repeat.

Comments

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

Easier

Use a higher platform or perform push-up against wall.

Harder

Lower platform height as ability improves and eventually progress to performing on floor. Other intermediate intense movements can also be performed.

Force (Articulation)

Dynamic

Static

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