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Diamond pushup for explosive power rugby
5 Jul 2017

How to do Diamond push-up for Power Rugby Players

Diamond pushups are considered the best strengthening exercise for your triceps.

Why strong triceps?

When you are sprinting downfield with the rugby ball you want to be able to shove your rugby opponent out of the way! Strong triceps and shoulders also help you when you need to tackle your rugby opponent to get the rugby ball back.

Or when the rugby coach is yelling at you to do any of the aforementioned.

Diamond push-up in 4 steps:

1. Get into a high plank position.
2. Place your hands firmly on the ground, so that index fingers and thumbs are touching to form a triangle or “diamond” shape.
3. Begin to lower your body—keeping your back flat and eyes focused about three feet in front of you until your chest lightly touches the ground. The reason you keep your eyes focused about three feet in front of you is to keep your back flat and your neck neutral.
4. Push yourself back up to your high plank position.

Get to it NOW.

Coach Terry


REMEMBER: Before starting any new exercise routines please check with your medical provider and clear your new exercise plan with them before beginning. This is especially true if you haven’t been exercising for some time or are recovering from an injury. I am not a doctor, nor do I play one on T.V.


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