Does exactly what says on the tin! Clap press ups are a press up variation that focuses on rapid contraction and explosive energy and power in order to force your body to temporarily leave the ground. Push yourself high enough off the ground that you are able to clap hands and land again in time for the next rep.
An excellent exercise for strength and power in your upper body.
Do 20 clap press-ups in one go Challenge rules
- Keep your back straight
- Nice loud clap
- Nose must touch the floor
- No resting between reps
- Not all types of physical activity are suitable for everyone. Users take Challenges and training advice at their own personal risk.
“this was one of the first things i did either just before i joined or when someone showed me Tribesports back on the 5th October 2012 - haha i did 5 to see if i could do them then i messed up the vid then started again - still i managed it just about”
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Zedekai Z OMFGGGGGGGGG THEM CLAP PUSH UPS GETS THE HEART PUMPIN BOYYY!!! MY ARMS ARE TIGHT, MY SHOULDERS, CHEST & BACK, LOVEEEEEEEEE ITTTTTTTTTTTTTT. #PROGRESS BBY. LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!
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Keegan K I did not realize these were so hard! Got 2 sets of 10 done today to build up, hopefully next time I can get the full 20 in one go.
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Lisa M @shantanoo - i've managed 20 girly ones (knees were 3/4's of the way back). The last 5 were really tough - will keep practicing these and your tip for the slow/explosive regular press-ups - hopefully i'll get there soon. Thank you, great advice :) Think I might/you should set a challenge for the girly clap press-ups - it might help others!
Lisa M Forgot about this one! Right ok, this will take a while I can't even do 1 without falling on my face!
Performing clap push-ups is an effective way to work and develop the muscles in our arms and chest. The ‘clap’ push-up is an explosive exercise and slightly different to a normal push-up, as it involves clapping your hands between repetitions as y...
Andy B Just did 12 and felt I could have done more but did a rubbish clap on the last one. I'll have another go tomorrow.
Why not ask for some advice from other Challenge takers, or read some of the Challenge guides first?OK, I'll keep working at it!