Calisthenic Pushups!!! | For Advanced Lifters Only

The word calisthenics is derived from the Greek word kalos which means aesthetics and sthenos which means strength.

Simply put, it is the art of using one’s body weight and qualities of inertia as a means to develop one’s physique.

When it comes to calisthenic pushups, these ones are perfectly executed only when you reach a level in strength training.
So to all the noobs out there, you better stay away from these exercises or else you might end up injuring your wrists.

To execute a plyometric pushup you need a combination of extreme core strength and explosiveness to perform it.

Types Of Pushups

  Once again I shall caution that perform these moves at your own risk.

Superman Push

Step 1:Lay down on your stomach with your arms above your head and legs straight.

Step 2: Next, put your hands close together on the floor and feet together. This is the starting position.

Step 3: Begin exercise by tightening your core and pushing up off the ground so that your body comes up off the ground.

2. Muay Thai Pushup


Step 1: Get down into the push-up position with arms straight.

Step 2: Drop down to the ground and explode up out of the push-up.

Step 3: While in the air clap your hands behind your back and place your hands back down on the ground as you drop down into the next push-up.


  • 3. Aztec Pushup


Step 1: Start in the proper position for a standard push-up.

Step 2: Drop down towards the ground like you would for a standard push-up.

Step 3: When you reach the bottom of your range of motion, use your arms to push yourself in an explosive motion as high into the air as you can.

Step 4: While in the air, reach down and touch your toes while keeping your legs straight. (Complete a pike in while in the air.)

Step 5: Land as softly as you can on your hands and toes back in the push-up position.


  • 4. Behind the Leg Clap Pushup
  • This is similar to the muay thai pushup up. The only difference is the clap is behind the legs as the name suggests.