Don’t just perform a needs analysis on a player or position, dive deeper to understand the individual’s playing style and the associated demands and consequences that come along with that style. Then mold exercises and methods to the athlete. This is what true performance training optimization and injury mitigation are about.
There are many ways to load and challenge the push-up movement, from bodyweight push-ups to loaded isometric push-ups. This article will go over several plyometric push-up exercises, their progressions, and ways to utilize them to improve upper body plyometric ability and power development.