- My normal push up varies from 66%-80% of body weight (top-bottom).
- It's obvious now that I think about it, but the hip tap loads the hand more straight arm, and the spiderman loads more bent arm. Duh.
- The hip tap is the highest weight in one hand / arm.
- Feet on a 15" bench is surprisingly minimal change. It loads the top slightly more but the push from the bottom is basically identical. It just stays the same as you push whereas a normal push up gets slightly lighter as you push.
- I don't really have passable form in a typewriter push up but if I load the bottom position, it's for sure the heaviest variation at the bottom. These are way harder than I thought!
- I tried the push up to side plank drill we've done for conditioning, it was identical to the hip tap (about 120lbs / 61%) in that arm at the top, but it feels like much less stabilization is occurring since everything is stacked.
Most surprising? Feet elevated made only a modest difference. Least surprising? Typewriter pushups are really hard! =)