As coaches, we know the importance of having our athletes perform exercises safely. While not every sport utilizes the same training exercises and programs, many athletes use push-ups to increase their power. With its variations, push-ups are a great exercise and can accommodate various levels of athletes: novice, intermediate and advanced.
But how can we, as coaches, ensure that our athletes are performing this type of exercise safely and with maximum results? And how can we adjust this exercise to be easier/harder for our athletes?
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Ontario coaches will earn 3 NCCP PD points.
This is an excerpt from Human Kinetics Developing Power by NSCA -National Strength & Conditioning Association, Mike McGuigan.
See band and depth-drop push-up.
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A band or tubing offers both resistance during the concentric muscle action and an enhanced eccentric action (as opposed to a weight or dumbbell placed on the athlete’s back, which doesn’t offer enhanced loading).
Increase intensity by leaving the ground, similar to a jump push-up (advanced level).
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