Wednesday 20 September 2006: PU DROP SETS

PUSH-UP DROP SETS

Today's workout borrows a time-tested method of training from the weightlifting world and applies it to one of our favorite exercises around here: the push-up. To perform drop sets, a lifter will crank out a set with his barbell loaded, drop some plates off and peform more reps, drop more plates off, etc. Today we'll simulate the same type of decreasing resistance by transitioning to less challenging push-up variations during the course of each set. Don't scoff - they aren't less challenging when performed this way!

Move from one variation to the next with little or no rest. Complete as many cycles as possible in twenty minutes.

Advanced:

  • Feet Elevated Push-ups
  • Regular Push-ups
  • Knee Push-ups

Intermediate:

  • Regular Push-ups
  • Knee Push-ups
  • Countertop Push-ups

Basic:

  • Knee Push-ups
  • Countertop Push-ups
  • Countertop Push-ups (Move feet closer to the counter)

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1 comment:

Kirstie said...

Intermediate: Regular, Knee, Counter PU
8 x 4r = 32reps of each