Build the Perfect Basketball Body

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Howard Crossover Push-Up

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Howard Crossover Push-Up

Why it made the cut: Because it's named for Dwight Howard, who calls it his favorite lift, and because it builds upper body strength and power. By crossing his hands at the top of the Push-Up, Howard works upper body speed and coordination while simultaneously training shoulder stability. To stay strong all game, work on your stamina by performing the Push-Ups as fast as you can for ten seconds. No equipment required. Perform this gem any time—in the gym, at home or on the road. Learn the Howard Crossover Push-Up.

Sets/Duration: 4×10 seconds or until movement slows


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