Tip: The Chaos Push-Up

This tough push-up variation not only hits your chest, it also challenges your core and improves shoulder stability.

  1. Wrap a strong, thick band around the supports or bar hooks of a power rack.
  2. Using the band as the "floor" perform slow push-ups.
  3. Keep your abs and glutes tight and make sure your head stays behind your chest.
  4. Do your best to keep the band from moving. It will, but your goal is to stay in control. Spread the band a little as you go through the movement and try to keep it "quiet."
  5. To make it tougher, use a thinner band or elevate your feet on a bench.
  6. To make it easier, raise the supports up where you have the band wrapped so your body is more vertical.