The push up is a compound exercise, involving pecs, triceps, anterior deltoids, and core stability, which is a lot of muscles that are gasping for oxygen. To gain explosive power of the clap push-up, you obviously want to develop your power. Power training will propel you to new heights, literally.
If you want to tone and strengthen your triceps, at the back of your upper arms, make close-grip push-ups part of your strength-training routine. A study sponsored by the American Council on Exercise showed that this type of push-up is one of the most effective exercises for your triceps. It also ...
Push-ups are everywhere — high school gym classes, the military, gym, studios and dojos or even used as a form of punishment. With good reason: Push-ups are tough. While people at gyms spend lots of time on benches and other fancy equipment, push-ups may be an even more effective way to get you stronger, faster.
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Rounding out the list would be the wide grip push-up. It is probably the least useful of the hand spacings and the one that can put your shoulders in a bad position. My point is that of the 3 hand spacings you can use, normal, narrow and wide, you will probably get the least out of the wide.