Pushups are one of the key fundamental bodyweight movements. However, after a while they get easy. So what do you do? You do more difficult variations of the pushup. Here are 7 pushup variations you can use:
Get into pushups position, placing one hand on the floor and the other hand on an elevated object. The higher the object, the more difficult the movement. Perform all the repetitions on side, before switching sides.
Close Grip Pushups
Get into pushup position, placing your hands closer together than normal. Perform a pushup. This movement will engage more of your triceps. The closer together your hands, the more difficult the movement becomes.
Start off in a regular pushups position. Now, as you lower yourself, bring your right leg across, underneath your body and through the other side. Go back to starting position and repeat with the other leg.
Place your hands on the floor, and your feet on an elevated object. Perform a pushups. The higher the object, the more difficult the movement, and the more your triceps and shoulders are engaged in the movement.
Stability Ball Pushups
Place your hands on the floor, and your feet on a stability ball. Perform a pushup. This movement is hard due to the difficulty of keeping the stability ball in place. Balance is the most important thing.
Plank to Pushup
Start off in a plank pushup with your forearms on the floor and body elevated. Now lift one arm up and place your palms on the floor. Repeat with the other hand. Now you’re in pushup position. From here, lift one hand and place your forearms on the floor. Repeat with the other hand. Now you’re in plank position. Repeat as desired.
Get into pushup position. Perform a pushup. Now lift one hand off the floor and twist your body, raising your hand over and above you. You should look like a sideways “T.” Return to starting position and repeat with the other hand.
Start using these pushups variations into your bodyweight workout to make them even harder.