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  • JEFF: What's up, guys?

  • Jeff Cavaliere, ATHLEANX.com.

  • So the secret to doing 30% more pushups today is to literally have somebody stand over you

  • with a sledgehammer when you're doing your pushups, and threaten to bash your skull in.

  • I promise you're going to do more.

  • I do it to Jesse all the time.

  • That's why he's getting so big.

  • JESSE: Stop doing that!

  • JEFF: And that's why he has a couple concussions, too.

  • In actuality though, I want to demonstrate something here because this is a key point,

  • and it is going to help you do more pushups.

  • If I wanted to exert power from my upper body with a sledgehammer, then I need to have a

  • stable base to do it.

  • If I want to get maximum power from the top, because of the essence of our body being a

  • kinetic chain, then I have to be able to be grounded, and stable, take this, and then,

  • bam!

  • Deliver as much force as I can from the top down.

  • As soon as I take out my stability from down below, and I take the BOSU here, and get on

  • top of it, I have to exert as much force as I can from up top.

  • I'm already destabilized my entire body.

  • I can't get as comfortable, and as strong with this sledgehammer on the way down because

  • the bottom is allowing the force I'm trying to generate from up top, to dissipate throughout

  • these weaknesses, and these energy leaks down below.

  • So when we do a pushup the same thing applies.

  • This is where I see too many people do this wrong.

  • I've covered this in the past, but never in a dedicated video.

  • If you do what I'm showing you here, it's going to work.

  • I promise you.

  • Today, literally the next time you do a set of pushups.

  • When you get ready to do a pushup, what are you doing?

  • You're trying to exert force through your upper body.

  • But because we have our feet in contact with the ground we're in no different of a situation,

  • as when I was trying to do the sledgehammer on that unstable surface.

  • So what you want to do is, you want to stabilize everything down below.

  • It starts here.

  • You literally get up, onto your toes.

  • Don't sink in because when I sink I can bounce.

  • If I have loose ankles I have the same thing going on that I had in that BOSU there.

  • The opportunity for force to be dissipated out the ankles.

  • So tight ankles.

  • Straighten out your knees by tightening up your quads as hard as you can.

  • Squeeze your butt as hard as you possibly can.

  • Get your abs tight.

  • I've taken out all the potential areas for energy leaks from here down.

  • Which means the force I'm trying to exert into the ground can now actually go right

  • into the ground as optimally as possible, without it being lost.

  • So now, by making those changeswhen I'm here, tight ankles, squeeze my butt, quads,

  • and right now in through my core – I feel like I'm floating on air and I'm doing pushups

  • effortlessly.

  • Now if I got loose and the low back started to sag here, and the ankles are rocking, and

  • the knees are bent, and I go, you try this yourself and you'll instantly feel much heavier

  • because you're not taking the force that you're delivering here to the ground, and optimizing

  • it.

  • You're losing most of it.

  • So you do that today and I promise you, you're going to start doing a lot more pushups.

  • Even in your very first set.

  • Now, if you want to try to increase overall, over time, the number of pushups you're doing

  • until you're knocking out 100 in a set; here's my big tip.

  • Repetitions beget more repetitions.

  • So you take your set, doing what I just told you, to failurewhatever number that is

  • and as soon as you think you're done, you're not.

  • You go to an inclined surface.

  • We know we can make it through a mechanical drop set just a little bit easier.

  • So we come up to anything that's a little higher.

  • If you're doing these at home you do it through a couch.

  • You're down here, and now you rep out more reps.

  • So again, to failure on the ground, in the flat position.

  • Then you continue to go and rep them out in the inclined position.

  • Over time, your ability to do your number will go up.

  • All right, guys.

  • I hope you've found the video helpful.

  • Remember, your body is a kinetic chain.

  • You need to be able to train it like an athlete from the ground up.

  • We do that for you in all of our training programs.

  • We train like athletes so we can look like athletes.

  • They're all available over at ATHLEANX.com.

  • In the meantime, if you've found the video helpful leave your comments and thumbs up

  • below.

  • Let me know what else you want to see here, or me to cover on this channel, and I'll do

  • my best to do that for you.

  • All right, guys.

  • See you soon.

JEFF: What's up, guys?

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