In Defense of the Push Up is my follow up to discussions that have come up in the MBSC staff meetings the last few months. Michael Boyle and I have had fruitful debates and discussions on this over the last 6 or 7 years. My goal with this video is to continue the discussion while also using it as an educational opportunity.
In this video I talk about why I think the push up is the best horizontal pressing exercise, when do athletes become “overhead athletes,” why I fell out of love with the bench press, the best coaching cues, correctives, regressions, progressions to use and some crucial programming strategies to help anyone make progress in the push up, chin up, deadlift, squat and more exercises that have big jumps in progressions.
No matter where you fall on this discussion, I hope you come away with some new thoughts and tools when coaching and programming the push up.
You can download the notes from the powerpoint here