Deficit Push Up Progression


The Push Up is probably one of the most common and basic body-weight exercises, but not everyone can do them properly.  In this progression series we discuss the ideal positions and transitions so you can maximize the benefits of performing this movement.

In this video Coach Carl demonstrates a progression to challenge your push up to work full range of motion. Carl starts on the floor with the hands turned, then to parallettes where he goes lower than the wrists at the bottom position, to the rings where he adds an additional degree of freedom and difficulty by moving the rings out to the side.