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How To Do A Hand Tap Push-Up
- A hand tap push-up starts with one full rep of a push-up (it could be traditional or modified)
- Pause when you return the top of the push-up
- Lift one hand, use it to tap your other hand, and return to the starting push-up position
That is counted as one hand tap push-up.
As you continue doing hand tap push-ups, try to do them in pairs and be sure to alternate hands so that you can work your core / abs, balance, and shoulder stability evenly.
Check out a demonstration below:
How To Do Partner Hand Tap Push-Ups
Also known as a partner push-up with low five, a hand tap push-up with a partner starts with you and your partner facing each other at the top of a push-up position. You should be close enough to tap each other’s hands without bumping heads when doing a push-up together, so adjust your distance from each other as needed.
- Both partners simultaneously perform a push-up
- When partners return to the top of the push-up, both pause
- Each partner lifts one hand (if you start with the right hand, make sure both partners lift their right hand – if you start with the left hand, make sure both partners lift their left hand), reaches diagonally across to tap their partner’s hand and returns to the starting position
That is counted as one partner hand tap push-up.
Just as you would in regular hand tap push-ups, try to do these in pairs and be sure to alternate hands so that you can work your core / abs, balance, and shoulder stability evenly.
Watch a demonstration below:
Partner Exercises and Workouts
If you are looking for more partner workout ideas that you can do at home, check out these books and DVDs.
Partner Workouts: Team up and train with exercises you can do anywhere
Written by certified exercise physiologist Laura Williams, this first full-color fitness book features 70 exercises you can do with a partner. From bodyweight exercises to yoga, cardio, and more, there are 3 long-term and comprehensive workout programs included so that you and your training partner can motivate each other over a longer period of time.
Perfect Fit Couples Edition: Workouts and Reflections for a Rock-Solid Relationship
Written by certified CrossFit coach Diana Anderson-Tyler, this couples fitness resource is perfect for partners who want to become stronger together in body, soul, and spirit. Designed to be a one-month long journey, this book combines 31 devotionals with 24 partner workouts that can be done at home with minimal equipment.
Beachbody Double Time – Partner Health and Fitness Workout Program
Double Time is a partner workout program developed by Tony Horton (creator of P90X) and provided by Beachbody. This Double Time Base Kit includes 8 workouts along with an eating guide (contains kid-friendly recipes), workout program calendar, and a Beachbody Buddy Ball. This partner fitness program is not only perfect for fitness friends but it is also great as a family workout program for home.