A. Start - Hands on ground just outside shoulders, feet together, flat back (modified on knees when needed)
B. Action - Bend the elbows until you tap your chest on target 3” off the floor
C. Finish - Extend your arms to return to start position. How many can you do without stopping?
*Coaching Cues - Make sure elbows are locking and hips are not sagging
Benefit: Maximum Push Ups are the classic test for relative upper-body pushing strength. The proper body alignment and ability to “max-out” means a strong core and heightened determination are also needed
Purpose: Push Ups are a very safe and efficient way to test and develop your upper body with the goal being to increase your number after every Endurance and Strength Phase
Caution: Go modified when necessary (on knees or elevated surface for the hands), if shoulder/wrist/hand injuries exist you can adjust depth and grip