A full push up performed on the floor is much easier than performing push ups with your hands up on a bench or when you are on your knees instead of your feet.
A lot of people think that bodyweight-only training is too basic and that you are severely restricted in the results you can get from a particular program unless you incorporate a ton of fancy equipment. Although there are some hints of truth to this in a particular context, the most common thing that holds people back in the effectiveness of their bodyweight-only programming is not equipment, but a lack of creativity.
Knowing how to progress and regress an exercise allows you to match the perfect intensity to your current abilities. You can use a few simple techniques to regress or progress the intensity of any exercise to match the ability level of the hockey player. These techniques are the operational grounds at which we design programs here at Hockey Training.