If you want to drastically improve your push-ups as you prepare for the police officer physical agility test, then keep reading. The one mistake that candidates make when training for the police fitness test is doing too much cardio and forgetting about their upper body strength. The majority of law enforcement agencies will test your cardiovascular power as well as your muscular strength through a one rep bench press or push-ups.
That’s why it is so important to follow a workout program that includes not only cardio training but strength training as well. I give you a step-by-step blueprint on how to effectively train for the physical assessment test in my new Fit For Duty workout program.
Here’s how to improve your push-ups FAST!
So you are wondering how to increase the number of your push-ups as you prepare for the police officer physical fitness test? I’m going to give you a rather simple formula that you can follow that will allow you to do this quickly.
Tip 1: The very first thing that you need to do in order to figure out how to improve your total number of push-ups is to test yourself to find out how many you are capable of doing. You’ll want to do as many as you can. I explain how to do this in great detail in my Police Specific Workout Program.
I’m going to assume that your technique is sound and that you have a legitimate test and knowledge of your true number. Make sure that your range of motion is full and that is NO cheating during the test. Once you have your number now its time to move on to improving it!
Tip 2: Let’s say the most you are capable of doing is 10. From here on out, you will practice your push-ups 2-3 times a day, everyday of the week! Yes, I said 2-3 times a day everyday. So every time you go to practice your push-ups, you won’t do 10 but rather only about 5 or 6.
By doing this, you are not training the muscle to failure and you are only doing a single set. The key here is you will be doing this single set of 5 or 6 reps three times a day! This means that the volume of your push-ups are ranging between 15 and 18 per day! By now you probably see where I’m going with this.
After about a week you’ll find that practicing your set of 5 or 6 will become ,so this is where you’ll want to start to practice more like 7 or 8 up to 3 times a day. From here, you will eventually be able to practice 10 or more times a day. This is where your overall number can be tripled or more in a short period of time.