Partner Strength and Conditioning: Pushups

WHY PUSHUPS? Push ups strengthen the entire “anterior chain” including the chest (pec major, anterior deltoid, and triceps), anterior core (rectus abdominus, internal and external oblique and transversus abdominus) and the quadriceps. At a summer camp that I worked at in college there was a challenge to do 3,000 pushups in two weeks. Over the […]


Can You Roll? Rolling to test & improve coordination and (low-threshold) core stabilization A refresher on low vs. high threshold core stabilization Stabilization is the ability to keep one part of your body in place (i.e., stable) while another one moves. For example, if you lift your thigh up to go up a step, your back […]