The best pushup to burn fat is my signature Blast-Off Pushup. Some people call it The Tyson Pushup because apparently the former heavyweight champion of the world used to do them in training. To maximize fat loss, you have to pick exercises that work a lot of muscle mass. This increases your heart rate & calorie burn per minute. The Blast-Off Pushup adds a squat to tax your legs & lungs more. Plus it smokes the upper back & improves posture.
Too hard? Modify with the plank version. Too easy? Try it single-legged! Instantly upgrade the exercise by placing your feet against a wall. It’s like the pushup & leg press had a belly fat-burning baby. My favorite variation is gripping dumbbells to extend the range of motion and increase the push & pull effect.
Try this metabolic starter or finisher at your next Chest Day: max reps for 30 seconds. Rest 30 seconds. Do 5-10 rounds. A good goal is to get 10 reps every 30 seconds. Looking for a slow-cooker? Try doing it super slow for 2-3 minutes. It’s where mobility meets muscle gain.