Years back we did a really cool study at spectrum about pushups. We never published it, except for alluding to it during my seminars and on a random FB post.
It’s high time we share it, because it has some big implications.
The biggest are that I can show you how nearly everyone, no matter how weak you are can do pushups, making this very versatile an effective exercise that can be done anywhere available to almost anyone.
What’s more interesting, and I’m pretty sure it hasn’t been done before, is that we quantified how much weight you are lifting during a pushup.
I explain it in the video above.
Specifically, here’s what I reveal. At…
: 19 I tell you why pushups are so essential
1:20 I show my favorite pushup modification that allows anyone to do a pushup
2:15 I go on a (much needed) rant about Girl Pushups
3:02 why I don’t like bent knee pushups as a modification
3:55 I show you our research that determined how much weight you are lifting when doing a modified pushup
6:55 I show you how we determined how much weight you are lifting with an advanced pushup
8:26 I reveal the results of exactly how much weight you are adding to a standard pushup when you use bands (it’s a lot!)
Be sure to take a look and send me your comments or questions.