Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Finger Tip Push Ups

Recently I have become a fan of push ups done on one's finger tips. There are a few reasons for this, and surprisingly, it has nothing to do with showing off. After several rope climbs my fingers felt fatigued, nothing had ever done that to me before, until I started doing finger tip push ups. Obviously this is a great transfer to the rope by increasing grip strength. Secondly, and increase in ROM (Range of Motion). This gives the muscles more work so hey are more resistant to fatigue when standard push ups are done. Practice these with caution as it takes time to develop the strength within the carpals.

Adding a Farmer's Walk component to the Sled changes the dynamics.

Foam Rolls/Active Isolated Stretching

SAQ Drills

Rest 5 minutes then
3 Prowler Sprints for time
Pick a weight that will do the job.
This should take no more than 2 minutes while feeling completely gassed at the end.

Post loads and times to comments.

While not perfect, David's technique has given him blistering run times.


  1. 3:06 with 110#. Maybe a little too heavy, but I also lost a lot of time getting stuck in the divots twice. Time to switch sides again.