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WEIGHTED PUSH UPS
By: J.V. Askem
 
 
 

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I use rubber bands from JUMP STRETCH to add resistance to my push ups.
Fold a towel and put it behind your neck. Then stretch the band to arms length
in front of you over the towel, while getting into a push up position.
Then commence to pushing up. I prefer feet elevated push ups.

There are several type of rubber bands with different degrees of tension.
You can also double up on the bands. Even surgical tubing will work.
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Another method is the adding a solid resistance. Training partners
of various body weights works well. Here I'm doing simple push ups
with my one of my protégés, 123 lb Olympic & Power Lifter,
Robbie Walden.

A SIMPLE WORKOUT FOR THE ABOVE EXERCISE!!!

First set: 25 reps minimum in the strictest style.

Second set: Add a human resistance, preferably
someone prettier than Robbie, then do 5 to 10 reps.

Final sets: Add someone 25 to 50 lbs heavier,
than the first human resistance, and do
3 to 5 reps for an additional 3 to 5 sets.

 
 

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