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These are by far the best push ups you can do to get a great chest and triceps pump.
If you haven't guessed yet, I am talking about the narrow grip push ups.
Here I am doing them on a narrow wall, which also increases core engagement and balance work.
Focus on form and tempo when doing them, as it's easy to lose form and the benefits that go with it!
Go for 5-10 reps x 5-10 sets.
I recommend to hold the last rep down for 5-10 seconds on each set, to maximize your overall time under tension.
Adapt the volume and intensity as needed.
I wanted to try a quick calisthenics challenge: do 50 pull ups and 100 push ups, as fast as possible.
It's way more challenging than it sounds.
The hard variable is time. Trying to complete all the repetitions in a short time is where it gets tricky.
Your rest time is minimum and each repetition gets harder as you go.
1- For the pull ups, I split the sets as follow: 10-10-10-5-5-5-5
My time for the pull ups was: 6min 40 sec.
I started pretty good on the first 3 sets of 10, with about 20-30 sec rest in between. Things started getting tough around the last 2 sets of pull ups where I had to struggle my way up.
I took about a minute to reset the tripod between pull ups and push ups.
2- For the push ups, I did: 30-25-20-15-10
My total time after the push ups was: 9 min 50 sec.
While the goal was to rest as little as possible, my form started to suffer after my...
The Venice Beach Calisthenics Games took place last Saturday and the results are in!
The Sets and Reps Competition had about 50 participants (men and women) competing for the most reps possible in pull ups, push ups and dips.
Form had to be clean for the repetitions to be counted as valid.
Each movement had to be performed with full range of motion (elbow lock out) and in one go (no pause or stopping allowed).
Some really strong athletes took part in the event! The rules were strict with everyone.
And the results are here!
These numbers are solid given that no breaks were allowed at all! Any repetition that wasn't clean was NOT counted.
Overall the energy was really high the whole day.
The afternoon was the amateur freestyle session!
It was a great time, seeing...
Mark your calendars for the exciting Venice Beach Calisthenics Games 2023 on July 29th!
And here's the best part – it's a FREE event, open to everyone who wishes to participate.
Prepare for a great "sets and reps" competition, where the ultimate challenge is to perform as many repetitions of each exercise as possible without taking a break.
The competitor with the cleanest and most repetitions will be crowned the champion!
The primary focus is on executing each move with impeccable form, which means that bad form reps will not count. To guarantee fairness, our judges will be present to carefully assess each participant's performance.
Here the list of movements for the competition:
You can pick up to 3 movements you wish...
Today I want to talk about one of my favorite calisthenics move: the explosive push-up.
If you're already a push-up master, it's time to take it up a notch by jumping off the ground for part of the push ups.