Tip: The Push-Up That Prevents Injuries

The stronger and more athletic you are, the more you need to add this move into your program. Check it out.

Categorized under Bigger Stronger Leaner

Rotation-Focused Push-Ups

Strong and explosive athletes have a tendency to get locked in the sagittal plane (driven into extension). If this becomes excessive, they lose access to their frontal and transverse planes, which can cause injuries up and down the kinetic chain. To remedy this, offset push-up variations can be crucial in getting trunk rotation back.

Push-ups in this category can include offset variations off a box (see video) and offset variations with one hand on a medicine ball.

Based on your needs and goals there are tons of different options at your disposal. And if you want the best of all worlds, simply rotate your emphasis every 2-3 months to help build a strong, well-balanced, and bulletproof physique.