Incline Push-up (on bar)

Incline Push-up (on bar)

Classification

Utility: Basic or Auxiliary
Mechanics: Compound
Force: Push

Instructions

Preparation

Grasp horizontal bar (lower than chest height) with hands slightly wider than shoulder width. Position forefeet back from bar with arms and body straight. Arms should be perpendicular to body.

Execution

Keeping body straight, lower chest to bar 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 bar affects difficulty of movement. See Gravity Vectors for greater understanding of how body angle influences resistance. Also see movement performed on edge of box or bench and close grip push-up.

Easier

Resistance can be reduced by performing exercise on higher bar or between narrow doorway.

Harder

Resistance can be increased by lowering bar or eventually performing standard push-ups.


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