Are your bench numbers stalling? Do you need more upper body explosiveness and power? . Check out the plyo push up! Here is @nickyrhymes performing the explosive plyometric movement. Check out the benefits below! . Faster Muscle Contractions . Increased rate or force development can lead to increase muscle contraction rates and greater impulses of powerful force outputs. Plyometric movements have the ability to enhance the rate of muscle contractions, which is beneficial in nearly any strength and power endeavor. . Greater Muscle Recruitment . Certain muscle fibers types are recruited in various degrees based upon the imposed stress and metabolic demands placed upon them. Plyometric training, such as the plyometric push-up can work to enhance muscle recruitment of all muscle fibers in the pectorals (chest), triceps, and anterior shoulder so that they can contract and be recruited at the highest of levels. . More Forceful Pressing Capacities . The ability to promote rapid and forceful muscle contractions is a deadly combination in the gym, on the field/court or in life. The more force or power one can generate at a given instant in time can have a significant impact on barbell acceleration in lifts like the bench press or pressing power such as blocking in football. . Ballistic Movement Specificity . The ability to promote high levels of force at high velocities (ballistic) can result in increased performance in certain situations such as contact sports (fighting, rugby, football) as well as in training movements (clean and jerk, bench press, overhead press, burpees, etc.) By increasing the body’s ability to forcefully promote a strong muscular contraction, while simultaneously controlling and reacting to opposing forces can increase one’s ability in repeated explosive movements.