Friday, October 23, 2009

WOD 102309

Four rounds for time of:
10 Deadlifts @ 60kg/40kg
25 Push Ups

The Push Up

A simple enough exercise - push ups. All you need is the ground and you, which means you can do it virtually anywhere. Everyone's done them at some point in their life, whether in high-school PE or part of a structured workout program.

Simple as a push up is, there are actually many variations to it. Close grip, wide grip, elevated or even one arm push ups, one has many options when it comes to implementing push ups into a workout.

But really, why should we do push ups? The ability to hold your body in a solid plank position and push it off the ground is an excellent way to train an athlete's upper body and core strength. Which means if you can't do a solid push up yet, you know what you need to work on.

The following is a link to an excellent article exploring the push up in detail with progressions as well as tips on how to get the most out of this "simple" exercise:-

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