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15 Different Push Up Variations

There are tons of other push ups variations you can do (way too many to list)

The beautiful thing about variations is that a simple change hits your body entirely different & can make the movement a lot harder or easier (great for more advanced trainers or those who get bored of doing the same bodyweigt exercises over and over)

Below I show you 15 Different Push Up Variations, So check & try them out + implement 1 into your workouts

What’s your favorite one? Drop it below in the comments!

Luis Carrillo

How To Structure Your Workouts for Strength & Performance

This is a special piece of paper How to Train for Strength & Athletic Performance Notes

That what you see there are some of my ugly notes notes that I took on Sunday when I went to a strength seminar with 3 badass coaches that showed me how to get stronger, move better & design better workouts

It’s always fun to meet some of your mentors & teachers live as you get to not only become their friends but experience how much care and attention they personally give to you…their passion and knowledge just shines every moment when they are sharing what they know with you

If you ever have a chance to go to a live workshop, seminar or camp DO IT! You’ll learn a lot more in those couple of hrs than in weeks studying by yourself

Travis StoetzelBut anyway back to my notes…

Those notes are from when Travis Stoetzel (the beast pictured o the right) was sharing with us how he structures some of his & his athlete’s workouts in order to improve their performance

It’s a pretty simple formula & am sure you can’t read my handwriting so I’ll explain what I wrote here:

1 – Soft Tissue work (AKA Foam rolling) – 2-4min (before & after workout)
2 – Dynamic Warm Up (5-7 min)
3 – Speed/Explosive Exercises (Done at the beginning as your CNS is fresh & can generate more power)
4 – Strength Exercises (1-6 rep range)
5 – Assistance Exercises (Sub Maximal Reps – so get close but don’t go to failure)
6 – Conditioning (+3 Core & 3 grip exercises)

There is a lot more detail as to why he structures things this way, but if you understand the overall picture you can implement this formula with your workouts to get stronger & stay lean!

I personally use a similar template when I create my workouts, and from experience I can tell you that this structure works a little bit too well to get stronger and stay lean!

Am sure you are still trying to read what I wrote in my notes, so keep trying as there are more tips to get stronger, train for fat loss & a simple tip to break trough a pull up plateau (hint: do towel pull ups;)

If your interested in seeing more of Travis’s workouts, then check out his Bags, Bells & Bodyweight program where he shares with you how to use sandbags, kettlbells & bodyweight training to get stronger, leaner, & more athletic, check it out here:

==> Bags, Bells & Bodyweight

Attack Life & Get Stronger

Luis Carrillo

P.S. The seminar was recorded, so I’ll let you guys know when you can get a copy of the videos!+ you’ll probably also see me getting hypnotized! :O

Training at a farm & I can front Squat Now!

Went to a farm this past weekend & look at what I found! 😀

1 year ago I couldn’t do front squats at all, the bar pretty much choked me out, you can clearly see that here:

And today although they still aren’t perfect, I can actually hold the barbell in front of me without choking myself out now! ha

Back in June last year I went to Florida to visit my mentor, coach & friend Elliott Hulse and he showed me how to correct a lot of the imbalances that were stopping me from front squatting, I still got a lot of work to do, but progress is happening! 🙂

If you are interested you can see all that he thought me in this video course: Strengthology

Strengthology Video Course

Or if you want I wrote about my experience there in these 2 posts:

My Strengthology Experience – Knowing that I am All Fucked Up! (Part 1)

My Strengthology Experience – Gym Orgasms & Feeling Like Superman! (Part 2)

Got a Wall? Then You Have No Excuses to Not Workout! [Video]

The other day I told you how a little creativity will build mental toughness

Finding a way to make things happen when you don’t have a clear answer is a skill that is developed overtime

You start to see obstacles as fun opportunities to test yourself & grow stronger

One of the things that I love to do is to try and workout with anything & anywhere

  • The kitchen
  • The door
  • The sofa
  • My car
  • The stairs
  • etc..

It’s fun to get creative & find ways to make things happen in different environments…it keeps me hungry& always wanting to try new things

One of the funnest & most challenging places to get a workout done is next to a wall, just like I show below

==> 3 Bodyweight Exercises You Can Do With a Wall! (NO EXCUSES)

You might simply see a wall as something that is just there, but when you attempt to climb it & do pull ups + dips on it, the dynamic of everything changes & brings out an energy inside of you that wants to conquer this obstacle

So next time you pass by a wall, climb it & crank out a little workout there…I guarantee that you will feel invincible afterwards!

Attack Life & Get Stronger

Luis Carrillo

P.S. Subscribe to my YouTube channel for more unorthodox ways to get stronger!

Recommended Resources

Lean Hybrid Muscle  – Build Muscle While Losing Fat + Learn How to Create Your Own Hybrid Workouts

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Grow Stronger Method – Get Stronger & Lift Heavier Weights Without Adding Bulk!

Warrior Upper Body – Learn how to Do Advanced Exercises Like Handstands, One Arm Pushups And Sets Of 20 Pull Ups