If you are trying to build six pack abs then including press ups in your workouts is a great move because they make your core stronger, strip away fat and help you to build six pack abs. Doing the same press ups though over and over won’t do you much good; you need to challenge your body and muscles so that you ensure you keep moving forward and improving your physique. Below I’m going to reveal to you 5 awesome different types of press ups that you can start to include in your workouts starting today.
Punch push ups
Punch press ups are great and certainly not as easy as normal ones. The way these work is after you have done 1 push up you punch with one of your hands out in front. You then do another press up then repeat the other side, this is one rep. A great workout is to do these for a straight 2 minutes, they are difficult but will really give your body a challenge and will shake your workouts up.
E wok push ups
A strange name I know but don’t let that fool you into thinking they may be easy. They are like normal ones except on every press up rep you have one hand out in front and one hand further back and you bounce slightly when you change. These are great for your core and will tighten up your mid section in no time.
Push up with claps
These are a bit more advanced but are great to do as they work your core, abs and upper body. Do as many as you can but make sure you keep a solid form and do good quality reps.
Cross elbow push ups
These are a building block towards doing 1 arm press ups. Instead of actually doing them with one hand when you go down your other forearm rests on the floor so it takes some of your weight and then you do a push up as normal. They are fairly tough if you do a good set of these so start including them in your workouts.
Crucifix push ups
I have saved these till last as there the most tough and challenging. When you go up into a push up you need to bring your arms back out to your sides so that your in the crucifix position. These are very difficult and should only be attempted if you have good upper body strength
Source by Paul Stephen Nicholls