180-degree Pushup: A How-To

Over the next month, we will be releasing a video each week on a new pushup for you to try at home or the gym.  Pushup’s are a classic body weight workout that has been used forever to test strength and endurance. Schools use them in fitness tests, coaches to train their athletes, and the military to train our soldiers.

One of the best things about pushups is how universal they are and the wide range of muscles they target. Your chest, arms, shoulders, and core are all involved.  Another great quality is that you can do a pushup anywhere! On vacation, in the office, or traveling for work you can get in a whole workout by doing pushups. If implemented into your workout program correctly you can use them for strength training, cardio conditioning, core stability, or upper body stability.  Not to mention, when done correctly, it looks pretty darn impressive!

The pushup’s versatility has inspired us to create a video series that highlights four different types of pushups with unique characteristics that, together, will make you lean and mean.

The four push-up types featured:

  1. A cardio pushup
  2. A power pushup
  3. A combo pushup
  4. A stability pushup.

For our first week, we will be focusing on the cardio option—stay tuned for the other three in weeks to come!

By simply changing a movement or adding resistance you can change the entire dynamic of a push-up. At Elite Nutrition and Performance we love pushups and incorporate them into all of our clients programs. There is a need and benefit for everyone to be able to do a push-up.

We hope you enjoy this video series and if you have anymore questions about fitness or nutrition please call us today at Elite Nutrition and Performance and set up a free NO OBLIGATION CONSULTATION with one of our registered dietitians.

Hannah Giangaspro, Exercise Science and Nutrition Intern

Hannah Giangaspro, Exercise Science and Nutrition Intern

Jesa Culy personal Trainer from ENP

Jesa Culy BS, ACE-CPT

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