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Drop Push Up

Exercise Profile

Body PartChest
EquipmentBody weight
Primary MusclesPectoralis Major Sternal Head
Secondary MusclesBiceps Brachii, Brachialis, Deltoid Anterior, Pectoralis Major Clavicular Head, Triceps Brachii
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Introduction to the Drop Push Up

The Drop Push Up is a dynamic, high-intensity exercise that targets the chest, shoulders, and core, providing a comprehensive upper-body workout. It is ideal for intermediate to advanced fitness enthusiasts, as it requires a certain level of strength and coordination. Individuals may opt for this exercise to improve their explosive power, enhance muscle tone, and increase their overall fitness level.

Performing the: A Step-by-Step Tutorial Drop Push Up

  • Jump or step your feet back into a plank position, keeping your body in a straight line from your head to your heels.
  • Lower your body towards the floor in a controlled manner, bending at the elbows and keeping your core engaged.
  • Push your body back up to the plank position, extending your arms fully but without locking your elbows.
  • Jump or step your feet back towards your hands, then stand up straight to complete one repetition of the drop push up.

Tips for Performing Drop Push Up

  • Proper Form: The most common mistake made during a Drop Push Up is improper form. When you drop down into the push-up, your body should be in a straight line from your head to your heels. Avoid arching your back or letting your hips sag. Your hands should be shoulder-width apart, and your elbows should be close to your body as you lower yourself.
  • Controlled Movement: The "drop" in Drop Push Up refers to a controlled lowering of your body to the ground, not a free fall. Avoid dropping down too quickly as this can lead to injury. Instead, focus on a slow, controlled descent and then push back up with power.
  • Core Engagement: Engage your core throughout the exercise. This will not only help to maintain your

Drop Push Up FAQs

Can beginners do the Drop Push Up?

Yes, beginners can do the Drop Push Up exercise, but it might be challenging as it requires a certain level of strength and coordination. It's a more advanced version of the traditional push-up. It's recommended that beginners start with standard push-ups or modified push-ups (like knee push-ups) to build up strength and form. Once they are comfortable with these, they can progress to more challenging variations like the Drop Push Up. Always remember to maintain proper form to prevent injury. If there's any pain, it's important to stop and consult with a fitness professional.

What are common variations of the Drop Push Up?

  • Single Arm Drop Push Up: This is a more challenging variation where you drop from a raised surface and land on a single arm instead of two.
  • Decline Drop Push Up: In this variation, you start with your feet on an elevated surface like a bench or step, increasing the difficulty of the drop.
  • Spiderman Drop Push Up: As you drop and push up, you bring one knee out to the side to touch your elbow, similar to a climbing Spiderman.
  • Tuck Jump Drop Push Up: In this advanced variation, you perform a tuck jump as you push up from the drop, bringing your knees towards your chest.

What are good complementing exercises for the Drop Push Up?

  • Plank: Plank exercises complement Drop Push Ups by strengthening the core muscles, which are also engaged during Drop Push Ups, thus improving overall balance and stability.
  • Dumbbell Bench Press: This exercise also targets the chest, shoulders, and triceps like the Drop Push Ups, but with added resistance, allowing for progressive strength building and muscle definition.

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