I love push-ups. All kinds. Most of clients can attest to the fact that I come up with some of the craziest (and difficult!) variations of push-ups that they’ve ever seen. But every once in a while, I like to take the simple, basic push-up and, without changing the form at all, make it one of the hardest push-ups ever. How do I do it? Glad you asked!
How to do the Hardest Push-up Ever
1. Assume the position.
2. Slowly (and I do mean slowly), lower yourself to the halfway point. It should take you a full 15 seconds to lower down to just halfway. Make sure you count!
3. Hold isometrically for a full 30 seconds at the halfway point. Don’t cheat. I’ll be watching!
4. Take another 15 seconds to slowly lower the rest of the way down until you are hovering just above the ground. The only points of contact are your hands and balls of feet.
5. Hold isometrically for another 30 seconds at the bottom position.
6. Begin to raise yourself back up at an excruciatingly slow rate. 30 seconds from bottom back to the top position.