Rock Your Upper Body – Score Some Guns!
Incline Push Ups – This is the beginning of the push up progression, not a “girl” push up on the knees.
CUES: Belly button to spine, flat back! Lift the entire body together, not upper body then lower body.
Hand Release Push ups
CUES: Same as above. Lower your body all the way to the ground and then lift your hands off the ground. This is one repetition.
CUES: Same as above, but start from a plank position on the floor. Lower body until elbows are at 90°, then push up.
Cues: For the Diamond push up, note hand position. The clapping push up turns this exercise into a upper body plyometric exercise.
CUES: Belly button to spine, flat back, level shoulders. Keep butt as close to bench as possible. Hips and knees at 90°.
Tricep Dip Extended Legs
CUES: Same as above, with legs extended.
Tricep Dip – Further Progressions
CUES: Put feet up on a bench.
CUES: Put feet up on a balance ball.
CUES: Lift one foot off the ground.
*These are all from the extended legs position.