Pushups are good for you. Period. Not only does the movement engage a host of muscle groups – including chest, shoulders, upper back, triceps, forearms and core – but they will boost your all round athletic performance says US weightlifter Jeremy Frisch.
According to Frisch – owner of Achieve Performance Training – “your hands and feet are covered with sensors which provide feedback about limb position and alignment,” meaning that the more you engage your hands and feet in ground-based exercises, the greater the boost you will see in your all round athletic performance.
Here is the second of five alternative pushup movements you can do to become a better athlete:
Crab Toe Touch:
Assume a crab-walk position with your heels beneath your knees and your palms beneath your shoulders. Lift your hips, raise your right hand and left leg, and try to touch your toes. Return to the starting position. Repeat with your left hand and right leg. That’s one rep. Do 10.