I don’t know about you but the push up is the first exercise I can remember doing as kid. They are also one of my favorite upper body exercises for mountain biking and I have some variation of them in almost every program I write today. However, most people just scratch the surface with the strength building potential of this exercise.
Strength is not about doing more reps, it is about your ability to generate more tension with a movement. With the push up one of the most common ways to do this is to add a weight vest but there are other “natural” techniques to increasing tension that you can use without any special equipment.
In this video I go over these advanced techniques that you can use to get more out of each push up rep.