AK47 Pushup

Instructor Zero shows off some “Russian” pushups while utilizing his AK47. I am impressed the gun seems to hold up well as well as the magazine. What I would have liked to have seen is Instructor Zero shooting that AK47 after he did some pushups off of it. Just to further show how robust that AK is.

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  • echelon

    Alright. Now I want to see AR push ups and a Glock in each hand set of pushups…let’s go, c’mon.

    • iksnilol

      Weakling capitalist and nazi weapons are too weak to endure pushup. That’s why only AKs and similar guns can be used.

  • USMC03Vet

    Feet apart?

    Nice girly pushups.

    • iksnilol

      Are you supposed to keep your feet together?

      • Yellow Devil

        Dunno what the Jarhead standards are, but for regular U.S. Army standards during an APFT (Physical Fitness Test), feet can be together or up to 12 inches apart.

      • noob

        the wider you spread your feet, the shorter your effective height is. you become a shorter lever to push. it’s like putting your knees down on the ground to shorten a pushup and make it easier.

        • iksnilol

          Thanks for the info. Won’t use that to improve my grade in PE.

        • USMC03Vet

          yes it’s cheating the workout. Core, balance, and transferring work to the legs. Go figure the US Army would allow it.


  • Karl

    I wonder how PMAGS or similar products would have affected the outcome…

    • noob

      different philosophy. I remember reading that the AR magazine was supposed to be near disposable – made cheaply of aluminum or thin steel.

      in contrast, FAL and AK magazines were considered “part of the weapon” and would be intended to last as long as the weapon itself but you weren’t expecting to get new ones in a hurry.

      • Karl

        My point precisely, and as MAGPUL does manufacture PMAGS for the AK47 (and as most people think PMAGS are all high speed low drag now a days), I’d like to see how they do head to head on a very valid stress test like this vs. the old an tried regular AK mag.

        • DiverEngrSL17K

          Good point — it would be quite interesting, and could even be extended to include other types of military-issue and after-market AK magazines.

  • waitingfortheend2011

    Now I’m really curious, his patch says ‘Italia’. The Italian Army uses the Beretta ARX160 as there standard rifle. Is he Specs Op? Anyone know why IA using an AK?

    • santi

      I am not sure he if he was Spec Op’s but he is retired now and lives in
      Canada. So think that it is just that he favors the ak sometimes. I could be wrong but that is what I gathered from watching all of his vids.

    • dannye

      No, he inherited a bunch of money from his parents who ran some luxury resort in Italy and now he is blowing it all on his hobby.

  • mosinman

    the Ak-47 is infused with the Iron will of Communism Tovarish

  • ColaBox

    So many questions about this dude. For one, iv never seen an AK like that, what’s he got there?

    • DiverEngrSL17K

      Here are a few clues :

      1. The buttstock and buttstock tube assembly is probably an Israeli-made FAB Defense Mil-Spec polymer SBT-K47 FK ( standard non-folding collapsible ) or RBT-K47 FK ( recoil-absorbing non-folding collapsible ) model ( note that FAB Defense also makes virtually identical models in anodized aluminum as well as folding-stock collapsible models in both material types )

      2. The pistol grip is an FAB Defense AG-47S polymer item with internal storage and battery holder

      3. It is a bit harder to discern the type of handguard being used on the rifle since his left hand is effectively covering most of it, but I suspect that it would be the FAB Defense polymer AK-47 handguard with fixed upper and lower Picatinny rails and removable Picatinny side rails, or something similar. It could possibly also be the basic polymer OEM-style AK handguard, judging from what I can see of the protruding ends, or at least an after-market handguard based on an OEM profile, It is definitely not the FAB Defense VFR-AK aluminum handguard as that particular component has a very distinctive profile of its own.

      As for the weapon itself, it’s difficult, based on available photographic resolution, to tell which exact model of AK-47 or AKM it is.

  • Don Ward

    I see a potential for a whole new work-out line.

    AK Crossfit
    AK Yoga
    AK Spin class
    AK Jane Fonda’s Workout
    AK Richard Simmon’s Sweatin To The Oldies

    • DiverEngrSL17K

      Except none of those lines fit the AK’s true persona, not even to the slightest degree.

      • noob

        Except the Jane Fonda Workout.

        • DiverEngrSL17K

          Quite so — good call!

    • I’ve actually done Saxon Side Bends with one when I couldn’t find a suitable 10ish pound weight at the house. Works great.

    • USMC03Vet

      Rifle PT is best PT!

  • Dr. Daniel Jackson

    This is not something new,the Russian military does push ups off of AK’s all the time.

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  • The Real Teal’c

    HEL>>æææÿÿÿÿÿ GÕrß!!!

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  • Zachary marrs

    Ive done it with pmags and usgi aluminum.

    I wanna try it with a thermold now…