Kettlebell plyo push-up

The kettlebell plyo push-up is an explosive upper-body movement that uses a kettlebell primarily as a platform for the hands. A short step, dumbbell, or other stationary object could also be used in place of the kettlebell. It can be performed for reps or time, either for low reps to build explosive power or for higher reps for conditioning.


  1. Builds explosive pushing strength
  2. Precursor to more advanced plyometric push-up variations
  3. Builds strength in the chest, triceps, shoulders, and core

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Kettlebell plyo push-up Instructions

Kettlebell plyo push-up muscle diagram
  1. Place a kettlebell on the floor. Place yourself in a pushup position, on your toes with one hand on the ground and one hand holding the kettlebell, with your elbows extended. This will be your starting position.
  2. Begin by lowering yourself as low as you can, keeping your back straight.
  3. Quickly and forcefully reverse direction, pushing yourself up to the other side of the kettlebell, switching hands as you do so. Continue the movement by descending and repeating the movement back and forth.