Outdoor Plyo Push-Ups

Advanced Level of Difficulty

The plyo push-up is an explosive upper body strength exercise that targets the chest, shoulders and arms.


Picture of Chest


Strengthening the chest muscles will help you push things easily and effortlessly. The muscles in your chest help stabilize your shoulder joint, which reduces your vulnerability shoulder joint injuries. Working your chest muscles also has an aesthetic factor (body contouring).

Picture of Shoulders


The shoulder is the most movable joint in the body. However, it is an unstable joint because of the range of motion allowed. This instability increases the likelihood of joint injury, often leading to a degenerative process in which tissues break down and no longer function well.

Exercise Instructions

outdoor plyo push-ups - step 1

Step 1

Start in a push-up position with your hands under your shoulders and your lower back flat.

outdoor plyo push-ups - step 2

Step 2

Lower yourself down to the bottom of a push-up and then press out as explosively as you can so your hands come off the ground at full extension.

outdoor plyo push-ups - step 3

Step 3

Place your hands back on the ground softly and repeat.