Plyo Push Up

Plyo Push Up


This exercise involves performing a push up while explosively pushing off the ground with enough force to lift your hands off the ground. It is a high-intensity plyometric exercise that targets the chest, shoulders, triceps, and core muscles.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Plyo Push Up Instructions

  1. Start in a high plank position with your hands shoulder-width apart and your feet hip-width apart.
  2. Lower your body towards the ground by bending your elbows, keeping them close to your body.
  3. As you push back up, explosively push your hands off the ground so that your upper body lifts off the ground.
  4. Land softly back in the starting position and repeat for the desired number of reps.

Plyo Push Up Form & Visual

Plyo Push Up

Plyo Push Up Benefits

  • Increases upper body strength
  • Improves explosive power
  • Engages core muscles for stability
  • Can be modified for different fitness levels
  • Helps to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health

Plyo Push Up Muscles Worked

  • Chest muscles (pectoralis major and minor)
  • Shoulder muscles (deltoids)
  • Triceps
  • Core muscles (abdominals and obliques)

Plyo Push Up Variations & Alternatives

  • Single Leg Plyo Push Up
  • Decline Plyo Push Up
  • Clap Plyo Push Up
  • Spiderman Plyo Push Up
  • Explosive Plyo Push Up