Clap Push Up: How to Perform It

Clap Push Up: How to Perform It

The Clap Push Up is a calisthenic exercise for the upper-body, which focuses on developing explosiveness targeting the chest, shoulder and triceps musculature.

Make sure you maintain appropriate posture so you can control the action throughout the entire range of motion. Otherwise you may only reap half the benefits.

Very often, people cheat and don’t go through full range of motion. They push their weight upwards and then just fall on the way down.

No eccentric phase, the body basically just drops to the floor. Make the most out of your training time and work your way up to make yourself look respectable.

It may also be a good idea to work the triceps equally as hard as your bicep to avoid strength imbalances.

Apart from looking weird strength imbalances can also lead to injuries.

Clap Push Up Description

  1. Position hands underneath the shoulders or a bit wider.
  2. Feet are shoulder-width apart.
  3. Remain neutral pelvic tilt – hips remain flat.
  4. Lower chest towards the ground.
  5. Press and extend elbows.

Clap Push Up Targeted Musculature

  • Pectoralis major
  • Deltoids
  • Triceps


Clap Push Up
Clap Push Up

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In this section we provide you with some more workouts and training tips you may be interested in to optimize your training.

Also, make sure that you warm up properly before and stretch out after your training session.