Fighters push ups aren’t typically considered to enhance the clinch!
Most fighters view push ups only as a punch-specific exercise, but programmed in your training correctly, it can make a serious difference to your Muay Thai clinch escape too.
And being a bodyweight exercise, specific push up variations are super accessible for everyone’s Muay Thai training sessions, regardless if you’re training alone or in a class.
In this episode, we feature a push up exercise variant that powers up your clinch escape and ability to control the clinch.
Good clinch ability is about surprising your opponent, switching your emphasis in contrasting ways.
And where novice fighters tend to think of the clinch as a pulling skill…
Experienced fighters recognise that pushing and lifting in the clinch is just as important.
And successful Muay Thai clinching ability demands a variety of pushing angles and strength in multiple types of movements from the shoulder.
Moving beyond a basic push up, the Screw Push Up has a fantastic amount of carryover into the way the shoulder, chest, and arm are used in the Muay Thai clinch.