Incline Push-up

Incline Push-up

Classification

Utility: Basic or Auxiliary
Mechanics: Compound
Force: Push

Instructions

Preparation

Stand facing bench or sturdy elevated platform. Place hands on edge of bench or platform, slightly wider than shoulder width. Position forefoot back from bench or platform with arms and body straight. Arms should be perpendicular to body.

Execution

Keeping body straight, lower chest to edge of box or platform by bending arms. Push body up until arms are extended. Repeat.

Comments

Both upper and lower body must be kept straight throughout movement. Height of bench or platform affects difficulty of movement. See Gravity Vectors for greater understanding how of body angle influences resistance. Also see movement performed on horizontal bar and close grip push-up.

Easier

Resistance can be reduced by performing exercise on higher bench or elevated platform or between narrow doorway.

Harder

Resistance can be increased by performing movement on lower bench or platform or performing standard push-ups.


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