Plyo Push-Ups on Medicine Ball

by Anthony Carey, MA

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Plyo push-ups on the medicine ball give us a great exercise between the plyometric activity of the upper body and the stability requirement of landing on the ball. Start with both hands on the ball and get in a push-up position with good stability and a good line from your shoulder down to your ankle. Then take your hands off the ball, drop down to the floor, and explode right back up and catch yourself on the ball. Each time you have to stabilize through the shoulder girdle and use that stored elastic energy through the pecs and anterior delts.

About the Presenter

Anthony Carey, MA

Anthony Carey, MA IDEA Author/Presenter

Anthony Carey, MA, owns Function First in San Diego, California. He holds a master?s degree in biomechanics and athletic training, and is an internationally-recognized speaker on biomechanics, posture, motor control and musculoskeletal pain and function. As a best-selling author, his work has been featured in the New York Times and Time Magazine. Anthony is also the inventor of the Core-Tex.