All Purpose Push Ups - Part 2

by Nick Tumminello |   Date Released : 01 May 2009
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Nick Tumminello

About the author: Nick Tumminello

Nick Tumminello is known as the “Trainer of Trainers.” He’s the owner of Performance University, which provides hybrid fitness training for athletes and educational programs for fitness professionals worldwide. As an educator, Nick has presented at international fitness conferences in Iceland, China and Canada. He’s also a regular presenter at events and fitness clubs throughout the U.S. Additionally, Nick has produced 15+ DVDs and regularly teaches mentorships in his hometown of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. As a personal trainer, Nick has worked with a variety of clients from NFL athletes to professional bodybuilders and figure models to exercise enthusiasts from all walks of life. He also served as the conditioning coach for the Ground Control MMA Fight Team. As an author, Nick is a regular contributor to several major fitness magazines including Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Oxygen, Muscle Mag, and FIGHT magazine, along with many of the world’s top personal training websites. He has been featured in two New York Times best- selling exercise books, as well as in the ACE Personal Trainer Manual: Fourth edition. Nick also writes a Hybrid Fitness Training blog at

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McKenzie, Chris | 16 Jun 2009, 11:25 AM

Thanks a lot for the useful information, definitely looking forward to taking it in practice with clients and even myself!

Potter, Zac | 11 Jun 2009, 17:34 PM

Awesome article, the pushup is a fundamental push which is alway there (no excuses about the gym). Let us not forget the basic progression of pushup intensity by using diffent height plat forms to make the push up easier the lowering the height gradualy. It is often forgoten in the case of the one hand pushup, allowing even hevier clients to get the core benifits of the one hand push up early in their developement. One hand pushups can also be performed on the knees with a wide base, and single hand placement forming a triangle with the three planted limbs. For an extra challenge try the one hand - one foot push up for total core stability..... Also if completing reps with one hand pushups alternate hands each rep with a push off the ground and catch with the other, it creates and excelent plyo effect, and keeps one from getting crampped in one direction as the one hand pushup does require a little contortion of the waist

BUDAPESTI, ILONA | 28 May 2009, 22:47 PM

Very well written article, thank you. Especially the low impact plyo pushups were welcome from my point of view. Keep up the good work.

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