This week I decided to put my body length theory to the test. Yvan is a friend of mine at the gym where I train. He has what I think are fantastic proportions for weight lifting: short arms and a fairly big chest. It is no surprise that he is very strong in the bench press, as you’ll see in this video. As you watch the video, take note of how much vertical distance the bar covers for a full range bench press.
The article has two distinct parts:
– an interesting discussion about proper push-up technique, and the muscle involvement and biomechanics of push-up variations
– a set of progressions (with video instruction) to help progress people to be able to do proper pushups. If you’ve struggled with them, or if your clients have struggled with them, you may find some new ideas here.