This exercise is great especially for developing strength in the hand. Have you ever shaken someone’s hand and it felt that you had your hand in a vice grip? Well after doing this exercise for a few months, you will now be that guy.
How to do a Claw Pushup:
Get in a standard push-up position, however, you’re going to be on your finger tips instead of your palms. lower yourself down until your nose touches the ground. Push back up. Repeat.
Muscle group worked:
Claw push-up of course works your chest and arm muscles, but also focuses on strengthening the muscles of the hand and forearm.
Target Repetitions for Muscle Growth: 6-8
Target Repetitions for Muscle Tone/Endurance: 8-12
Why Claw Pushups work:
This exercise works because it puts a great amount of strain on your hands and fingers. You have to clasp your fingers together to hold yourself in the air. That’s why it works so well and gives you a vice grip strength.
Tips: It’s important to remember for this exercise to keep your fingers locked. Don’t go directly on your fingertips with your knuckles bent. This is not good for your finger joints. Lock your fingers out and spread your fingers. This is the proper way to do a Claw Pushup.
Important!: Breathe in as you lower your body toward the ground breath out as you push away from the ground.