A 62-Year-old former US Marine has set a world record for maintaining the plank. On 15 February 2020, George Hood kept static for an incredible 8 hours 15 minutes and 15 seconds. Hood, a former US Marine and retired Drug Enforcement Administration supervisory special agent, has broken the record for longest plank before, in 2011… Read More
Research Paper Title Positive, limited and negative responders: The variability in physical fitness adaptation to basic military training. Background To investigate the heterogeneity of physical adaptation in Australian Army recruits completing a 12-week basic military training regimen. This was a prospective research design. Methods Volunteer recruits (n=195) completed 12-weeks of basic military training. Recruit physical… Read More
Research Paper Title The Effect of Variation of Plyometric Push-Ups on Force-Application Kinetics and Perception of Intensity. Background To examine differences between ground-reaction-force (GRF)-based parameters collected from 5 types of plyometric push-ups. Between-trials reliability and the relationships between parameters were also assessed. Methods Thirty-seven highly active commando soldiers performed 3 trials of 5 variations of… Read More
How to Avoid Shoulder Pain During a Press-up (aka Push-up for our American friends). One of the best things about boot camp fitness workouts is the fact that they often require very little equipment. Whether you are in a class with a dozen other people or have put together your own makeshift boot camp workout… Read More
Introduction Estimates of exactly how many calories a single press-up (or push-up) burns vary somewhat, from about 0.29 calories each to 0.36 calories per press-up, depending on the research you cite (Cohen, 2012; McCall, 2017). However, a 2014 study from researchers at Arizona State University (Vezina et al., 2014) (and based on an earlier thesis… Read More
If you’re getting bored with doing press-ups by yourself and want a bit of a closer group bond, then try the Buddy-Buddy press-up with your friends.
Read all about the classic press-up in the Exercises Section of the blog.