Clap Push-Up

Calisthenics / Plyometrics / Intermediate

2 ratings

Equipment Needed

  • Exercise Mat

My Performance

Sitewide Performance

  • All
  • Male
  • Female
  • 12 reps
    average reps
  • 15 reps
    best reps
  • 13
    times logged
  • #168
    popularity rank

Average Sitewide Clap Push-Up Reps

  • 14 reps
    average reps
  • 15 reps
    best reps
  • 2
    times logged
  • #154
    popularity rank

Average Male Clap Push-Up Reps

  • 0 reps
    average reps
  • 0 reps
    best reps
  • 0
    times logged
  • #586
    popularity rank

Average Female Clap Push-Up Reps

How to do Clap Push-Up:

Muscles Worked

Details

clap push-up is a calisthenics and plyometrics exercise that primarily targets the chest and to a lesser degree also targets the abs, triceps and lower back ...more

clap push-up is a calisthenics and plyometrics exercise that primarily targets the chest and to a lesser degree also targets the abs, triceps and lower back.

The only clap push-up equipment that you really need is the following: exercise mat. There are however many different clap push-up variations that you can try out that may require different types of clap push-up equipment or may even require no equipment at all.

Learning proper clap push-up form is easy with the step by step clap push-up instructions, clap push-up tips, and the instructional clap push-up technique video on this page. clap push-up is a exercise for those with a intermediate level of physical fitness and exercise experience. Watch the clap push-up video, learn how to do the clap push-up, and then be sure and browse through the clap push-up workouts on our workout plans page!

Tips

  1. Do not let hips sag down. Your entire body should be in a straight line.
  2. Be sure to exhale when exploding off the ground and inhaling on the way down.
  3. Keep elbows tucked into your sides during the entire exercise.

Variations

  1. For those who are really adventurous, try to clap as many times in the air as possible. This will require a tremendous push off the ground.
  2. Simply push-up off the ground as hard and high as you can without clapping your hands together.
  3. Perform with a weighted vest on to increase difficulty.

Types

  • Force Type: Push
  • Mechanics Type: Compound

2 Review

  • AaronV
    over 7 years ago
    #

    Hard to keep clapping once you get into it a ways, always a real challenge. I like the explosiveness of the exercise.

  • TylerS
    over 7 years ago
    #

    Had to work quite a bit to be able to do a decent amount of these. They get to be pretty tough after just a few reps!

Equipment Needed

  • Exercise Mat

Tips

  1. Do not let hips sag down. Your entire body should be in a straight line.
  2. Be sure to exhale when exploding off the ground and inhaling on the way down.
  3. Keep elbows tucked into your sides during the entire exercise.

Variations

  1. For those who are really adventurous, try to clap as many times in the air as possible. This will require a tremendous push off the ground.
  2. Simply push-up off the ground as hard and high as you can without clapping your hands together.
  3. Perform with a weighted vest on to increase difficulty.

Types

  • Force Type: Push
  • Mechanics Type: Compound