Alternating Single-Arm Med Ball Push-Up

  • Assume push-up position with one hand on med ball
  • Perform push-up until both arms are straight
  • Roll med ball to other hand; perform push-up
  • Continue in alternating fashion for specified reps

Sets/Reps: 1x12, 1x10
Coaching Point: Keep body in plank position with core and glutes tight

Phillips: Alternating your hands on the med ball makes you use your shoulder stabilizers and puts your pecs in a different range of motion on each side. You’re also doing a functional movement, because outside of playing offensive line, you’re never pushing straight ahead with two hands at the same time. Steve is always going one way or another, [and] we’re trying to mimic that.