A pushup on a suspended tape instead of on the ground, a movement known as the "earthquake pushup". "This pushup version calls for stability and control during a simple move as the band creates an unstable surface." Says Matt Pudvah, chief strength coach of the Manchester Athletic Club in Manchester, MA.
Pudvah says the slow and the focused nature of this exercise challenges you to stabilize your shoulders and maintain a good posture, and it can make you more permanent. "Instability on the shoulder is often the cause of injury, so if you do an exercise like this correctly , the risk of shoulder joint injuries is reduced. "
During the earthquake, pushups mimic the usual push exercises for the upper body accessories.
Per Tip: Pause below. Otherwise, the band will help shoot you to the top position, reducing effectiveness.
Earthquake Pushup: 3-5 sets of 6-1