One Arm Plyo Push-up (on medicine ball)

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One Arm Plyo Push-up

Instructions

Preparation

Kneel before medicine ball. Place one hand on top of ball and other hand on floor slightly wider than shoulder width away. Position upper body above both hands with one arm straight on floor and other arm bent with hand on ball. Straighten body with forefeet back away from ball on floor shoulder width apart.

Execution

Lower body until slight stretch is felt in shoulder or chest. Immediately push body up rapidly. Continue to push down on medicine ball as hand on floor leaves ground. Place hand back on floor in original position catching body as it falls back down toward floor. Continue and repeat.

Comments

Keep hips and waist straight. As with any plyometric, insure solid strength foundation is first achieved. Joints, particularly shoulders should be free of biomechanical deficiencies:

Easier

Begin with conditioning period of easier exercises.

Harder

Once this movement is mastered, try more challenging plyo push-up variations. Forefeet can also be placed on elevated platform to increase intensity and to vary angle of exercise.

Classification

 Utility: Plyometric
 Mechanics: Compound
 Force: Push

Force (Articulation)

Dynamic

Static

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