Pushing Passed the Push-Up

There’s more than one way to do push-ups–and Nick Tumminello, owner of Performance University in Baltimore, puts together some great push-up workouts in Everything Push-Ups on T-Nation.

One is the 20/20/20 push-up, a body weight circuit that’s easy to remember. Tumminello suggests using it at the beginning of a power endurance phase.

Perform the following with no rest:

20 seconds of push-ups
20 seconds of paused push-ups (hold the bottom position)
20 seconds of clap push-ups

Rest 1 to 3 minutes.

Why does this matter to you? Push-ups are one of the best all-round upper body exercises. And a good push-up workout will help you build stability, hypertrophy, strength, power and endurance.