It also pulls in more core strength due to the instability created by the shoulder tap, as well as the side to side lateral movement.
To get started:
While facing an agility ladder, get into a push up position by placing one hand in each side by side box.
Complete a push up by lowering your body towards the ground, keeping your back flat and neck neutral.
Press your hands through the floor to extend your arms, then keeping your core tight, immediately tap the opposite shoulder with one hand, then do the same with the other hand, as you laterally shift your hands and feet to move down the ladder.
Continue laterally moving down the ladder, while completing the push up shoulder tap in each box, until you reach the end of the ladder.
#3. Agility Ladder Side To Side Plyometric Push Up Shuffle
Get into a push up position to the side of the agility ladder, with the inside hand in the first box and the other hand outside the ladder.
Complete a push up by lowering your body to the floor, then explosively press your hands and toes through the floor to lift your hands and feet off the floor, as you jump up and across the ladder, landing your other hand in the box ahead of the first box.
Land softly, by immediately lowering into another push up, this time landing with the other hand in the next box.
Continue moving side to side up the ladder until you reach the end.
If moving up and across during one plyo push up is too difficult, you can shorten the distance of the hop by simply moving up one box, then over one box, with two different push ups.
This increases the number of push ups, however requires less explosion during the push up.
Agility Ladder Push Up Workout
Add these 3 agility ladder push up exercises into a workout, by completing all of them in circuit format, then rest for one minute.
If you’re training with a group, once the person finishes the ladder drill, the next person goes.
If you are working out with three people, it should take approximately one minute for everyone to complete the circuit.
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