Push-up (on knees)

Push-up (on knees)

Classification

Utility: Basic or Auxiliary
Mechanics: Compound
Force: Push

Instructions

Preparation

Lie prone on floor with hands slightly wider than shoulder width. Bend knees and raise body up off floor by extending arms with body straight.

Execution

Keeping body straight and knees bent, lower body to floor by bending arms. Push body up until arms are extended. Repeat.

Comments

Both upper and lower body must be kept straight throughout movement. Forefeet can remain on floor as long as body is pivoting on knees. See close grip push-up. Also see push-up test calculator.

Easier

Resistance can be reduced by placing hands on horizontal bar or edge of elevated surface (knee to chest high).

Harder

For greater challenge, perform standard Push-ups.


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