One of the best and most effective pushups for the upper body is also likely one not covered in what is possibly the best course on pushups (and overall conditioning in general) - Pushup Central - or maybe it is, I cannot quite recall.
It, along with several supplementary exercises is also a great way to work up to handstands and handstand pushups - specifically building up the shoulders and traps (especially) in a manner very few exercises can hit.
I added an inch or so to my traps when I first started doing this - within DAYS - along with the soreness to boot.
No good pain, no superlative gain! Hehe. Ain't that the truth pal.
Anyway, it's DEFINITELY Not mentioned in Shoulders like Boulders, pretty much because it's too tough for most people to do, and the other supplementary exercises do a fine job of building you up as well.
And theyre being called triangle pushups for a reason - they're actually better known as pike pushups.
Some have commented they look like an advanced version of the downward dog in Hindu pushups.
Maybe it looks like that, but it's anything but just that
When you do these at high levels, you'll feel your upper traps and back being "isolated" - yet working more in tandem with everything else - than ever before, and you'll feel the POWER coursing through you, my friend - as you get LEAN and in the best shape of your life.
You truly form a "sharp triangle" with your body more so than the "round triangle" with downward dog. Do it, and youll know (and watch the video too - and others on our youtube channel on this one!)
And on a cold windy day, I bring you some MORE tips (ok, now that I think about it, it HAS been covered in Pushup Central) on this superlatively awesome exercise - in video form.
FEEL the power - like He Man said, and pushups will turn you into a he-man or she-man, hehe - if done right - very quickly too.
Most dont have a clue on how to do it right. Google ain't your best friend either, for those thinking "it's out there for free".
No it isnt.
Nothing can bring you the experience a true "Master of his craft", as I've been called amongst more - can bring you with his words - either verbal or otherwise - they cut DEEP - they cut RIGHT.
Nothing can bring you the hands on knowledge like someone who HAS it can - free or not does not even come into the picture, if cost even enters your mind on something like this, invaluable knowledge you cannot put a price on then you're an utter fool my friend.
NO-ONE brings you pushups like I do, there is NO course like it out there.
Without further ado, make this vow to yourself this year - two - in fact.
One, "I'm going to get good - damn good - at EVERY type of pushup there is".
"I'm going to religiously, BAR NONE, without any excuses make sure to get in at least one workout DAILY - no exceptions allowed - from Pushup Central - 365 - or given it's the 2nd, 364 days of the year. Actually, I'll add in one more to make it a round 365!".
And that, my friend, will get you in the best shape of your life if you follow through and DO.
More later - video at the bottom, I believe.