Do Swiss Bar Push-Ups
- DAN NORTH
Here’s a quick one for ya.
Shoulder and wrist pain are occasionally associated with push-ups. Not always, but occasionally.
The solution? Do Swiss bar push-ups. Here’s Mel pumping out 15 like a champ.
The neutral (palms-in) grip of the Swiss bar places the shoulders into external rotation, thus reducing elbow flare (a common contributor to shoulder pain).
Moreover, holding the bar eliminates the need to the extend your wrists and adds an element of grip work into the mix.
Want to add to the craziness? Wear a weight vest.
Don’t have a Swiss bar? Try it with dumbbells instead. Here’s Jon showing us how it’s done.